To start the appeal process, you need to submit a request for an appeal in writing to the CEO of the Hay River Health and Social Service Authority. You can submit your request via email, using the template provided below:
The Union strongly suggests that you “Cc” the UNW Service Department at email@example.com when you submit your request.
Along with your request for an appeal, you should also request (and are entitled to) a copy of your Job Description with its point rating and rationale.
We also recommend that all employees in similar positions file individual appeals, as the job description attached to your position number may be slightly different from other employees with the same position title. If the position is re-evaluated and assigned a higher pay grade, only individual employees who have requested an appeal will be covered for any retroactive payments.
What happens next?
The CEO will refer the request to the Job Evaluation Committee which is comprised of representatives appointed by the Employer. You will have the opportunity to present your reason for the appeal before the Committee. The committee will then determine whether they believe the position has been appropriately evaluated or requires a re-evaluation.
The Committee will provide to you, in writing, the outcome of their decision. Following the decision of the Committee, you will be presented with 3 options:
- you may withdraw your appeal;
- you may accept the decision of the Committee; or
- you may request that the appeal be referred to a Job Evaluation Appeal Board.
The Job Evaluation Appeal Board will have 2 representatives from the employer and 2 representatives from the Union. You will again be given the opportunity to present your reason for the appeal before the Appeal Board.
If a unanimous decision is made by the Appeal Board, it is binding on all parties.
If a unanimous decision cannot be reached, you have the option to have the appeal referred to a Job Evaluation Review Board. The Review Board will consist of 1 representative from the Employer, 1 representative from the Union, and an independent Chairperson. A decision by the Review Board may be made by a majority decision and is binding on all parties.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the UNW Service Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.