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Letter of Understanding # 19 Classification Review Committee

​​Master Agreement Between the Government of the Province of Alberta and the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees​​​


LETTER OF UNDERSTANDING # 19
CLASSIFICATION REVIEW COMMITTEE​​

BETWEEN:

THE CROWN IN RIGHT OF ALBERTA
(The Employer)

- and -

THE ALBERTA UNION OF PROVINCIAL EMPLOYEES
(The Union)​

​The Parties agree that the Point Rating Evaluation Plan (PREP) classification plan was created for the Government of Alberta to have a classification plan that was responsive to a dynamic and frequently changing organization and provide ministries with the appropriate tools to classify jobs in a consistent manner across government.

A Classification Review Committee (“the Committee") will be established within sixty (60) days of ratification of the collective agreement and, within thirty (30) days of establishing members of the Committee, they will meet to develop the terms of reference of the Committee. ​

The Committee will consist of:


  • ​Two (2) Classification Experts appointed by the Union;​
  • Two (2) Classification Experts appointed by the Public Service Commissioner (PSC); 
  • Two (2) additional representatives appointed by the PSC; and 
  • Two (2) additional Union representatives appointed by Union.

One (1) chairperson established by each party (from the above) will alternate chairing the Committee meetings. 

​​The Committee will:​


  • ​​​Conduct a phased benchmark review for all Subsidiaries within the Bargaining Unit based on updated job descriptions, classification evaluations, and identified common roles/jobs and current and new job ladders, as appropriate.​

    • ​The phased bench​mark review will begin with Subsidiary #006 jobs, with the intent of applying the common classification guide chart to Subsidiary #006 jobs. This will result in all Subsidiary #006 jobs being re-evaluated against the common guide chart and updated benchmarks.

    • Upon the completion of the Subsidiary #006 review the Committee will determine the order of priority for the remaining streams of work within Subsidiaries.​​

  • Make recommendations on the above noted matters to the Public Service Commission.

  • Develop communications to be used jointly by the Parties, as appropriate.  ​

​​Subject to the provisions of the Public Service Act and the Public Service Employee Relations Act, the application of the processes and timelines in this Letter of Understanding are subject to the Grievance Procedure in Article 29. The outcome(s) of the process is not subject to the Grievance Procedure in Article 29.​​


Dated this 27th day of November, 2018.

 

ORIGINAL SIGNED BY

 

______________________________                             ______________________________

LANA LOUGHEED                                                 GUY SMITH

Public Service Commissioner                             President, Alberta Union of Provincial Employees​​


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