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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Why is job reclassification hidden?

Anonymously contributed:

Management has decided that job classification is now sensitive data and is to be hidden from employees. This means that financial reports and the lab estimators will not show if someone is a plumber or a physicist. Not sure how others think about this change. I find this scary and concerning. Does lab management think I can not be trusted? I think management is concerned that the PSTS reclassifications will cause employees to look up peers and use the classifications of peers to ask for reconsideration of their own classification. I wonder if management is uncertain they can stand behind their decisions and so want to obscure the information. And I wonder if management truly believes that employees won't find out the information anyway. I think this is a short sighted decision that will backfire on them. In the meantime those employees who truly need the information for doing work will have to find work arounds.


Anonymous said...

The distribution bar graph of PSTS in the new job families shows 47% are in MTS3 family. That is lopsided.
5% are in both MTS1 and 2. You draw you own conclusion.

Anonymous said...

You have no "need to know" for this data. Shut up and obey the rules!

Anonymous said...

...47% are in MTS3 family. That is lopsided. 5% are in both MTS1 and 2. You draw you own conclusion.

Yes, it must be something sinister. Could not possibly be the result of the Lab not hiring much in recent years.

Anonymous said...

Information can be had using the 'California Public Records Act'. It can also be used to get other information that might make management squirm. For those who are advised to "Shut up and obey the rules!", not in this country, you have a constitutional right to question, whether someone likes it, or not. Of course, if you are in the military, you might want to think about it a bit!


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