# 2015-118 - Class B Reserve Service, Reserve Employment Opportunity (REO)
F&R Date: 2015–07–27
The grievor contested the cancellation of a selection process for a Reserve Employment Opportunity for which he had applied. He maintained that according to current policies, the position must be awarded to the candidate who receives the most points under the process and that the said policies make no provision for the setting of a minimum passing mark. He claimed that imposing a passing mark is arbitrary and runs contrary to the policy.
The Initial Authority (IA) concluded that the selection process was conducted properly. The IA explained that it is normal for a selection committee to establish a passing mark to ensure that the successful candidate has the minimum knowledge required. Since none of the candidates obtained the passing mark, cancelling the selection process was deemed reasonable.
The Committee had to determine whether or not the grievor should have been awarded the position. It noted that it was reasonable for the selection committee to establish a passing mark to ensure that the successful candidate had the knowledge required to carry out the tasks. The Committee also examined the subsequent process used to fill the same position and concluded that, while the second process targeted a larger pool of candidates, the selection criteria were exactly the same.
The Committee recommended that the Chief of the Defence Staff deny the grievance.
CDS Decision Summary
CDS Decision Date: 2015–10–19
The FA agreed with the Committee's findings and recommendation that the grievance be denied.
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