# 2014-104 - Voluntary Occupational Transfer (VOT)

Voluntary Occupational Transfer (VOT)

Case Summary

F&R Date: 2014–10–31

The grievor alleged that he had been treated unfairly in his attempts to obtain a voluntary occupational transfer (VOT). He also claimed that personnel selection officers (PSO) had provided him with contradictory information throughout the process.

The grievor, who was untrained, was in an occupation that was closed for transfer out. He therefore required a waiver of this restriction in order to obtain a VOT. The grievor did not seem to understand that in addition to the waiver, there would also have to be an opening available in his desired occupation.

The Committee found that the grievor had made two applications for VOT and that on each occasion, by the time his file was sent to the PSO, the occupation he wished to transfer to was closed. Consequently, the PSO did not pursue a waiver and his VOT applications were not processed further. The Committee found no information to suggest that grievor had been misinformed by the PSO, or that he had been treated unfairly. There were simply no openings in the occupation to which the grievor wished to transfer.

The Committee recommended the grievance be denied.

CDS Decision Summary

CDS Decision Date: 2015–02–04

The FA agreed with the Committee's findings and recommendation that the grievance be denied.

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