SCOPE OF REPRESENTATION – Management Rights
Single Topic for Decision 2092E
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1000.02085 – Management Rights
The Board has generally recognized that the direction of the work force and the determination of the work to be performed by employees is a managerial prerogative and not subject to bargaining. Consequently, the assignment of duties reasonably comprehended within an existing job description is not an unfair labor practice, even if such duties have never been performed. Managerial prerogative, however, is not unlimited. The employer’s discretion to unilaterally assign tasks applies only to those tasks that are reasonably understood to be among the duties of the classification as established in the job description. Moreover, if an employer’s decision regarding the management of its services and utilization of its staff has an impact on the amount of work performed by represented employees, that decision falls within the scope of representation and is subject to bargaining.