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Conditions of employment are personnel policies, practices or matters
that affect the working conditions of employees. Personnel policies can
range from leave policies, dress codes, merit promotion policies, discipline
procedures, etc. This includes written rules for managing employees.
Personnel practices are often unwritten rules such as swapping weekend
overtime assignments, employees’ use of coffee mess, length of lunch
periods, or anything that that has become a “past practice” if followed
consistently for a long period of time, with the knowledge and acceptance of
union and management. Other conditions of the employees’ work environment
include things such as lights, air-conditioning, parking, safety, cafeteria,