Judgment No. 529
THE COMPLAINT IS DISMISSED.
"The assessment of the type of work performed and the level of responsibility is necessarily a value judgement, which can only be done by persons whose training and experience equip them for the task of evaluating and grading posts. The Tribunal, therefore, will not substitute its own assessment or direct that a new assessment be made unless it is shown that the organization acted in the matter on some wrong principle. The Tribunal does not review a decision of this sort unless [...]."
post classification; judicial review; discretion
According to the complainant, personal prejudice is evidenced by the delay. "It does not follow that because the reclassification exercise was protracted the organization was prejudiced against the complainant. Indeed the reclassification required careful fact-gathering and evaluation which was by its nature time-consuming."
administrative delay; post classification; bias