Public Sector Human Resources Management Memorandum

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PUBLIC SECTOR HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT MEMORANDUM To: The State Personnel Board – New Mexico From: Annie Nguyen, Human Resources Analyst Subject: Reclassification for Employees of the State of New Mexico Date: November 24th, 2015 CC: Human Resources Director, State of New Mexico ________________________________________ I. Issue Identification: This memo presents an analysis of the employment classifications for the state employees of New Mexico, specifically an analysis of the discrepancies that have been brought up regarding a position within the Human Services Department and the Department of Labor. Currently, the position of “Employment Counselor” in the State of New Mexico holds two different classifications under the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Human Services Department (HSD). Ms. Rose Paddock, an Employment Counselor for the state of New Mexico under HSD has acquired assistance from her union, the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Local #2839 as they believe that the State of New Mexico has violated the principle of a public sector organization by not grouping the identical positions in the same classification. The issue at hand is whether same job titles can be classified differently by an employer even if the job specifications and qualifications are the same; the only difference is that these state employees are placed in different departments. II. Case in Review (Facts): It has been brought to the attention of the
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