Was the AJC consulted and what was the extent of these consultations?
Yes, the AJC was consulted. In April 2010, TB provided the AJC with early drafts of a new LP Classification Standard.
On January 12, 2011, the AJC met with TB officials responsible for the LA Classification Reform Project.
In the Summer of 2011, AJC, with the assistance of a classification expert, provided comments and proposed some changes, some of which were retained.
AJC also proposed input into the draft of the LP Group Definition which came into effect on December 9, 2010.
The AJC also engaged in consultations directly with DOJ and PPSC on their proposed revised generic job descriptions. These departments focused on consolidating the numerous detailed descriptions into generic job descriptions.
The AJC struck DOJ and PPSC-specific working groups made up of volunteer Governing Council Representatives and a few interested members at large for each of the DOJ and PPSC job description review initiatives. As these were only consultations and not negotiations, nothing was agreed to by the AJC and all LPs maintain their right to grieve.
As indicated in a communique issued to the membership on August 8, 2011, the AJC created working groups and invited members to provide comments.