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Date: Fri, 28 Mar 1997 15:53:30 -0600 (CST)
From: kay collins <[log in to unmask]>
To: FEDLIB <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: 1410 Standards - One Library's Experience
After waiting 2 years for THE AUDITS, it took our classifiers 10 months to
complete them for my assistant and me. The result? She gets a *well
deserved* upgrade, and I stay the same. Now we will both be the same
grade. Has this happened to anyone else?
Make no mistake: my assistant deserves her grade. I have written her
ratings in ways that demonstrate her work at the higher level.
Unfortunately for me, my boss, an SES attorney who knows little about
libraries (and often gives me the impression that he cares less), will not
approve the upgrade of my position. He based his decision solely on
element 2, supervisory controls.
What I find personally most galling about this is that he did not speak
with me personally concerning his decision. He told the classifier to
talk to me and then to report back to him. He sent the request to cut her
new SF-52 still without talking to me.
I am, of course, going to appeal, although I have already been told that
OPM rules for the agency in virtually every case they hear.
-Kay Collins, Head Librarian, U.S. Railroad Retirement Board, Chicago