Iowa Administrative Code, Chapter 3, Personnel Administration, contains the rules governing the Regents merit system. For staff grievances the University has elected to use the procedure found in the Iowa Administrative Code, Chapter 12, 12.9(262) in appropriate cases rather than rule 3.129(19A). The majority of merit staff members are also covered by collective bargaining agreements which take precedence over Regents merit system regulations. (Refer to the current agreement for applicable procedures.)
2.2 MERIT SYSTEM STAFF.
Job descriptions are written for all merit system positions pertaining to job responsibilities, minimum qualifications, and pay schedules. The basic work week is forty hours. The departmental executive makes the selection of personnel for such positions subject to approval by the resident director of the merit system. The requirements of III-9.4 Affirmative Action Employment Guidelines must be met.
(See also III-3.2 Performance Review for University Staff.)
2.3 REVIEWS OF POSITION CLASSIFICATION.
b. The classification appeal committee will conduct such investigation as it deems necessary to determine the proper allocation of the position, and will notify the involved parties of its decision within 45 calendar days after the committee receives the appeal. Any further requests for review of the same position must be presented to the resident director in compliance with this rule and will be considered a new classification review. A new classification review will not be allowed for one year following the final decision on a request for review unless there have been substantial changes in the duties and responsibilities of the position. An appeal will be considered on the basis of duties and responsibilities assigned at the time of the original classification review, and in no case will the assignment of additional duties and responsibilities following the resident director's investigation of the original request for review be considered during the process of appeal as outlined above.
2.4 APPEALS ON APPLICATION, EXAMINATION, AND CERTIFICATION PROCEDURES.
b. Appeals by applicants alleging improper discrimination on the basis of political or religious opinions or affiliations, or national origin, race, sex, disability, or age in selection, will be filed at Step 3 in the grievance procedure provided in Iowa Administrative Code 3.129 or at a comparable step of a procedure approved under 3.129(1).
c. This rule is intended to implement Iowa Code sections 19A.1, 19A.9, and 19A.18.