Who/what Merit positions are considered non-organized?
Neither non-organized supervisory Merit positions nor Confidential Merit positions are covered under the provisions of the AFSCME Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Non-Organized Supervisory Merit Definition
Supervisory merit classifications fall within the non-organized pay matrix and are not covered by the AFSCME Collective Bargaining Agreement. An employee in a non-organized classification cannot be a member of the union and cannot pay dues to the union. Health insurance benefits offered to employees in non-organized classifications are through the ISU Plan. Such positions are covered by the provisions of the State Board of Regents Merit System Rules. Both organized and non-organized board of Regents merit employees may apply and compete for non-organized positions as promotion, demotion, or transfer applicants. Merit System Rules on pay on promotion, demotion, and transfer apply.
Non-Organized Confidential Merit Definition
A position is identified as a confidential position due to the nature of job responsibilities which give the employee potential access to information subject to use by the employer in negotiating and/or access to information that raises a conflict of interest with other bargaining unit employees. Therefore, the position is exempt from coverage by the AFSCME Collective Bargaining Agreement. A confidential employee cannot be a member of the union and cannot pay dues to the union.
A confidential employee is paid on the same pay grade and receives the same health insurance benefits as AFSCME bargaining unit employees in the same classification.
A confidential position is covered by the provisions of the State Board of Regents Merit System Rules. Both organized and non-organized board of Regents merit employees may apply and compete for this position as promotion, demotion, or transfer applicants. Merit System Rules on pay on promotion, demotion, and transfer apply.
Can supervisory or confidential employees join the union?
Chapter 20 of the Code of Iowa excludes Supervisory and Confidential employees from coverage under the collective bargaining process.
How is the pay for non-organized employees determined?
Employees in non-organized supervisory classifications have pay that is determined by legislation and enacted by the State of Iowa General Assembly. These salaries are listed on the Non-organized supervisory pay matrix. Generally, non-organized supervisory employees will receive the same pay increases to their pay matrix that the organized Merit and Confidential employee receive.
Since confidential employees maintain the same classification titles as Merit employees who are covered by collective bargaining, their pay plan and pay increases will follow the Merit increases determined by the collective bargaining process and are the same as organized employees in the respective classifications.