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Ministry of Forests, Lands & Natural Resource Operations (FLNRO) Appeals Update - BCGEU


The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) and the BC Public Service Agency (PSA) continue to work as a Joint Technical Working Committee (JTWC) on the FLNRO appeals.

 As many of you know by now, these appeals are taking longer to complete than originally expected. This is due to our extensive information gathering process and deliberations before making final and binding decisions. As a result of this timeline, the parties have agreed to not hold any further appeal meetings until we have been able to finalize more decisions for appeals which have already had the appeal meeting.

 Note:

  • If your appeal has already had an appeal meeting with the JTWC, we are working to finalize a decision as soon as possible, but we may not be able to finalize a decision before late autumn.
  • If we have not yet contacted you to arrange an appeal meeting or sent you a formal Request for Information, we will likely not be able to proceed with your appeal until at least the late autumn or the New Year.

We appreciate your patience as we work through these appeals. Your retroactive pay, in the event of success, is protected through the previously agreed upon Memorandum of Agreement. Note: Retroactive pay calculations include all necessary pay adjustments while a member was occupying a reclassified position, including associated pension adjustments through the Public Service Pension Plan.

 As we have previously said, if you retire or move to another position before your appeal is heard:

  • Please keep the BCGEU up to date with your contact information AND
  • Consider setting aside work examples that will demonstrate the highest level of complexity of your work. The best work examples will be narrative examples that are detailed, specific, practical and relevant to important aspects of your work under appeal.
  • If you think you will need to refer to examples involving actual emails, reports etc., consider sending these in advance to the JTWC for us to access during the appeal, although we will be asking for specific information once we begin work on your appeal.

Below is the current status of appeals.

 

Completed: Twenty-one appeals are fully completed, of which 12 were either fully or partially successful (retro for a period of time while performing higher level duties):

 

Job Title

Original Classification

Billing Support Analyst

Clk 14

Business Admin Officer

AO18

Certification Standards Officer

STO 21

Ecosystem Biologist

BIO 24

Fire Camp Coordinator

MACH OP 13

FWL Permit Administrator

Clerk 11

Geospatial Analyst

STO21

Geospatial Technician

STO18

Head, Dam Safety

STO 30

NRO - Supervisor

STO 24

Parks Permit Administrator

Clerk 11

Program Assistant

Clerk 9

Regional Appraisal Administrator

Clerk 14

Regional Tenures Analyst

AO 14

Resource Technologist

STO 18

Revenue Supervisor

STO 24

Senior Business Information Manager

AO 27

Stock Assessment Scientist

BIO 27

Strategic Resource Management Analyst

AO 18

Team Lead Geomatics

STO 24

Technical and Office Services Administrator

Clerk 9

 

In Progress: The following have had appeal meetings, with decisions outstanding at various stages of completion:

 

BCTS Eng. Spec.

STO 24

Branch Coordinator

Clerk 9

Chainsaw Specialist

STO 18

Coast Check Scaler

TEO 18

Communications Assistant

CO 18

Communications Officer

CO 21

Dispatch Lead

Clerk 11

Dispatch Supervisor

Clerk 14

Dispatcher

Clerk 9

Eng. Officer - Reg. Ops

STO 24

Eng. Specialist/Technician

STO 21

Engineering Specialist/Technician - BCTS

STO 21

Equipment and Machinery Mechanic

MACH OP 14

Fire Crew Leader - Initial Unit Attack

STO 13

Fire Crew Member

FTR 7

Fire Crew Supervisor

STO 18

Operations Assistant

FTR 7

Portfolio Administrator

AO 14

Program Assistant/Client Services

Clerk 9

Provincial Chainsaw Coordinator

STO 21

PWRC Supervisor

Clerk 14

Regional Scaling & Billing Officer

AO 24

Resource Specialist - Revenue

STO 21

Revenue Technician

STO 18

Safety & Staff Development

STO 21

Scaling & Waste Specialist

TEO 18

Scaling Officer Interior

TEO 21

Sr. Engineering Specialist

STO 24

Wildfire Assistant

STO 18

Wildfire Corporate Services Admin.

AO 14

Wildfire Officer

STO 24

Wildfire Risk Coordinator

Clerk 11

Wildfire Services Clerk

Clerk 9

Wildfire Technician

STO 21

 

On Hold: The following appeals are on further hold for various reasons (request of appellant, request of JTWC, or referral to referee):

 

GIS Analyst FCBC

STO 21

Policy Analyst

AO 24

Pricing and Tenures Administrator

Clerk 11

Regional Scaling Specialist, Coast

TEO 21

Resource & Contract Admin

Clerk 11

Resource Info Technician

STO 15

Senior Project Manager

STO 27

Water Info Technician

STO 15

 

Outstanding Appeals: Appeal meetings are still to be set for the following:

 

Area Residual Waste & Export Specialist

STO 21

Assistant Water Manager

STO24

Authorization Technician

STO 18

BCTS Resource Technologist

STO 18

Contract Manager

Clerk 11

District Recreation Officer

STO 24

IMIS Administrator

Clerk 14

Land & Resource Coordinator

STO 24

Land & Resource Specialist

STO 27

Natural Resource Specialist 21

STO 21

Operation Technician

STO 21

Records Clerk

Clerk 9

Recreation Technician

STO18

Resource Assistant

STO15

Stewardship Technician

STO  18

Wildfire Records Clerk

Clerk 9

 

Withdrawn: Four

 

Reminder: BCGEU members are getting a new Member ID card this Fall; make sure your mailing address is up to date! Go to www.bcgeu.ca/card-questions for details.




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