A detail is the temporary assignment of an employee to a different position or the same position for a specific period, with the employee returning to his/her regular duties at the end of the detail.
Details in excess of 30 calendar days will be reported on Standard Form 52 (SF-52) and maintained as a permanent record.
The Administration is responsible for keeping details within the shortest practicable time limits and assuring that details do not compromise the open competitive principle of the merit system.
Section 4--Higher Graded Duties
Those details to higher graded positions or to positions with known promotional potential which require competition will be handled in accordance with Article 26.
Section 5--Lower Graded Duties
Should the requirements of the Employer necessitate an employee being detailed to a lower-graded position, it will not adversely affect the employee's ability to bid on any job for which he/she would have been eligible had he/she not been detailed to the lower level job.
Section 6--Union Officials
Management will make every effort to avoid placing a Union official on a detail that would prevent that official from performing his/her representational functions. The Employer agrees to notify the Union prior to placing any designated Union representatives on detail away from the representative's normal duty station.