The Classification Window is an opportunity for eligible employees represented by certain SEIU Local 521 bargaining units, as well as Confidential Clerical and Confidential Administrative employees, to submit a classification study request in accordance with Section 20.1 – Classification Study of the MOU between the County and SEIU Local 521. Employees represented by SEIU Local 521 – EHU Unit may not submit requests during the Classification Window.
During the month of March, or such time as designated by the Director of Personnel, but in any event no less than one (1) month per calendar year, requests shall be submitted to ESA-Human Resources (ESA-HR) via the authorized online request form.
A Committee, made up of representatives from ESA-HR and the Union, will meet annually one (1) month after the close of the window, to determine which submitted requests will be accepted for study, which requests will be placed in a deferred status, and which requests will be denied. The Committee will finalize the list and the scope of each study (i.e., full classification study, job specification revision, salary review, etc.) within three (3) months after the first meeting.
ESA-HR will notify employees of the status of their request (i.e., accepted, deferred, or denied) and the scope, where appropriate. Employees who are already under study shall not be permitted to submit a request. Employees whose classification study was denied shall not be permitted to request another classification study until one additional window has passed.
If the study is denied, the employee may appeal to the Director of Personnel. The appeal shall be submitted in writing within ten (10) working days of the receipt of the denial.
If a study is accepted or approved on appeal, the completed study shall be posted to the Union no later than twelve (12) months after the date of acceptance or favorable appeal determination, unless otherwise agreed to by both parties.
SEIU Classification Studies
Human Resources Board's Classification Policy
Official County Job Application Posting