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Union (Collective Bargaining) Information > Definitions for Managerial, Supervisory and Confidential Employees

Managerial Employee

A managerial employee is an employee who is engaged predominantly in executive and management functions; or charged with the responsibility of directing the effectuation of management policies and practices.

Supervisory Employee

A supervisory employee is an employee who has authority to hire, transfer, suspend, lay off, recall, promote, discharge, assign, reward, or discipline other employees, or to adjust their grievances, or effectively to recommend such action, if, in connection with the foregoing, the exercise of such authority is not of a merely routine or clerical nature but requires the use of independent judgment.

Confidential Employee

A confidential employee is an employee who has access to confidential or discretionary information, which means information regarding (A) legal advise, (B) the development of policy or procedures pertaining to labor/employee relations, or (C) budget formulation and implementation.

  • whose functional responsibilities or knowledge concerning labor/employee relations makes the employee's membership in an employee organization incompatible with the employee's duties; · or, 
  • who performs the functions of a secretary/administrative assistant/executive administrative assistant to a chancellor, president, vice chancellor, vice president, provost or dean.