“If the parties are not included in the [master] collective agreement, they are in an indeterminate state of bargaining because there is a legal obligation of collective agreement for unresolved matters,” the union wrote. Such a result is inefficient, inefficient and costly. . In addition, the non-coverage of issues in the agreement requires that each loan facility be implemented in its own policies, which will lead to inconsistencies. Executive Order (EO) 13836, Developing Efficient, Effective, and Cost-Reducing Approaches to Federal Sector Collective Bargaining, signed by the President on May 25, 2018, requires agencies to submit any long-term collective agreement (CBA) and its expiry date within 30 days of the CBA`s entry into force. EO 13836 also requires OPM to make these CBAs available to the public on the internet. This promotes transparency by allowing the public to consult the types of agreements between federal agencies and industry unions. Agencies are also required to submit arbitration awards to OPM within 10 business days of receipt. OPM has issued a memorandum on the publication of the CBA database, which contains guidelines on agency requirements for CBAs and arbitration awards. In AFGE`s opinion, the union contradicted VA`s proposal to remove entire sections of the new collective agreement, which official data say could lead to ongoing collective disputes and called many of the ministry`s proposals “contrary to the law.” “In articles that have not been fully decided [in contracts], the department presents proposals that subordinate the [collective control agreement] to agency policy and future government-wide rules and regulations,” AFGE wrote. “[Here] the department`s repeated and insistent proposals require the union to waive its right to negotiate important working conditions for departmental policy and then adopt government-wide rules and regulations. This body has made it clear that it will not put forward such proposals. Industrial Relations Agency staff or other appropriate staff may register as users and submit arbitration and CBA decisions through OPM`s laboratory document submission portal. Upon approval, Agency users can submit arbitration and approval decisions directly through this application.
CBAs must not contain signatures, names or other personal identifiers. Agencies can simply delete the CBA signature page or talk about individual signatures, names and other CBA personal identifiers. Please note that all CBAs must be submitted in a PDF format (portable document format) in accordance with section 508 of the Amended Rehabilitation Act 1973 (29 U.S.C 794 (d) and 36 CFR Part 1194). Arbitration awards do not require Section 508 of Compliance or Redaction, but must be in an indecipherable format. For more information on submitting documents, see the CBA database declassification memorandum. To register for the first time as an agency user, please visit the user registration page. In its own appeals, AFGE argued that the administrative review procedure is not desirable in this case: flRA does not have the authority to make decisions on the constitutionality of membership of an independent body and the initiation of a complaint about abusive labour practice would require the union to refuse to comply with the impasses panel`s decision. , which could be decreed.
However, the Department of Justice argued that FLRA should continue to be consulted for its status expertise. While a union representing workers in the Department of Veterans Affairs is advancing an action challenging the constitutionality of the appointment of members of an agency to settle collective disputes, it finds itself in a war on two fronts.