SCOPE OF REPRESENTATION – Hours of Work

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1000.00000 – SCOPE OF REPRESENTATION
1000.02064 – Hours of Work

The District's decision to change the hours of a vacant, full-time position into two 3-3/4 hour positions was within the scope of representation. Since the unusual 3-3/4 hour time base fell below the 4 hours per day required to qualify for the employer's benefit package and the two new part-time employees performed the same work previously performed by the full-time employee, the District's decision was not an exercise of the management prerogative reflecting a change in the nature, direction or level of service, but a decision based on labor costs associated with that service; pp. 9-10. In unilateral change of hours of vacant position, it is the employer's burden to show the change was not within the scope of bargaining because the change was based on factors other than labor cost considerations. considerations.