Public Control of Labor Relations: A Study of the National Labor Relations Board

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Chapter XIX. PERSONNEL CONSIDERATIONS

A. General

Under the Act, the Board is relieved of the necessity of hiring, under the Civil Service, its executive secretary, and such attorneys, examiners, and regional directors as it finds necessary.1 All Washington and field stenographic and clerical help was put under Civil Service, and the Commission furnished such personnel upon request from the Board. In departmental service in Washington, which covered all the positions above the stenographic and clerical help, the personnel was subject to the Classification Act of 1923. Under that Act for those jobs not under Civil Service, the Board draws up and specifies a description of the duties attaching to each position and sends the classifications and descriptions to the Civil Service Commission. The Civil Service Commission then reviews the statement sent by the Board and sends a person to the Board to make a "desk audit" for purposes of comparison with similar positions in other agencies. Upon the basis of the Board's description and the Commission's conclusions, the Civil Service Commission draws up a classification which controls the salaries for each classification, and each position is located within a classification, so that the status of the personnel is similar to that of workers under Civil Service.

In the field, except for the stenographic and clerical help, the personnel was graded comparably by the Board but was not classified under the Classification Act procedure until the Board had a survey made by the Civil Service Commission after November, 1940. The Commission's survey revealed one overelassification of position, many proper classifications, and some underclassifications. The Board then sought additional funds from the Con

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Appendix I, Section 4 (a).

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