Brown, Richard P.
October 1955
ILR Review;Oct55, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p32
Academic Journal
Since formal seniority policies are established to provide orderly and equitable administration of layoffs, recalls, and promotions, it is incongruous, as is remarked in this article, that they should be the source of frequent disputes. Two difficulties are involved in seniority programs: (1) too simple a policy may be inadequate to meet the complexities of the plant situation, but (2) a more complicated policy may be difficult to administer. This article describes the technique adopted in a large firm to provide the accurate and current information needed for administration of a relatively complex seniority policy.


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