CAPS Opposes Reclassification Abolishment

The week of November 28 CAPS sent CalHR a letter opposing abolishing any Unit 10 classification, or any state scientific classification related to Unit 10 (that includes any S10 and M10 classifications), unless the abolishment process includes two things: a comprehensive review of the classification series it’s in, and direct involvement by CAPS representatives during the review process. Chris cited several reasons for this: A 24 month vacancy in a state scientific classification isn’t by itself reason enough to abolish the classification; “cherry picking” classifications to abolish – especially within a classification series – may have unintended consequences; CAPS previously registered objections to some of this; and what was once a bilateral process is now unilateral. We have requested a meeting with the state’s bargaining team to restart a more comprehensive classification review process. You can see this correspondence and related documents here:

CAPS Letter to CalHR (11/18/16)
CalHR Class Abolishment Proposal (11/10/16)
CalHR Class Abolishment Letter (11/10/16)
CalHR Second Class Abolishment Letter  (11/10/16)