Due to funding cuts many departments are soliciting for details and temporary promotions to fill vacant positions. Often a manager will select a person to fill these positions without soliciting for them. Choosing a friend as their lead, rather than an employee who would be better qualified. The contract addresses Rotational detail per The 2019 National Agreement under article 17, section 4, If the Employer determines to rotate employees in and out of bar-gaining unit positions using a series of details which extend for more than thirty (30) consecutive days, the Employer will solicit for volunteers from interested and qualified employees possessing the necessary grade, skill level, and experience requirements for the detail from within the commuting area. Article 17 2019 National Agreement | Internal Revenue Service and National Treasury Employees Union solicit for volunteers from interested and qualified employees possessing the necessary grade, skill level, and experience requirements for the detail from within the commuting area. Once an employee completes a rotational assignment, he or she will be placed at the bottom of the selection list. In my department the same two people are al-ways selected to act as lead. Giving them experience that the rest of the department lacks to qualify for higher graded jobs.
Per the contract, management is sup-posed to solicit for volunteers, but they often skip this step. In this situation we make management accountable for this oversight, by emailing them and asking to be considered for rotational position. Once you have expressed an interest, follow up on your request. If you are not get-ting a response from your manager, go to the next level, department manager. Forward the original email to your D.M. and let them know your manager isn’t responding to your request. Management often gets away with this contract violation because no one else on the team or in the department has expressed an interest in the rotational detail. If this doesn’t get resolved at the D.M. level, bring copies of your emails and we can file a grievance on your behalf.