Ssa Collective Bargaining Agreement

The Social Security Administration`s unilateral initiative to obtain the sole discretion for employees` ability to telework ran into a hurdle on November 14, when the chair of the Federal Service Panel impasse found that the Agency was not sufficiently necessary to change employees` work and, as a result, cancel the Office of Hearings Operation`s telework rules in collective agreements. It has been difficult for both sides to agree on a negotiation process, particularly how long they have been able to negotiate and what they should negotiate on concretely. In addition, the collective agreement allows the union to file complaints about disputes related to an employee`s performance appraising or other matters — another activity that would have prevented the president`s personnel settlements. According to presidential personnel regulations, AFGE representatives would have received a bank of 45,000 hours, one hour per employee in the SSA bargaining unit. In the meantime, SSA said it would begin implementing the provisions of the presidential personnel regulations under the second option. In March, the FLRA rejected a request by the judicial union to prevent the Federal Service Impasses Panel from making an imminent decision on the introduction of a new collective agreement between the union and the Social Security Administration, and found that the request did not fall within the narrow circumstances in which the FLRA could stop the Impass panel proceedings. Deepak Gupta, the chief counsel who represents AALJ, said he hoped those for the 4th May vote on the collective agreement is suspended, but Judge Amy Berman Jackson said a suspension of that vote would not go to court, but could be negotiated between the parties. “The commitment and commitment of all those involved in these difficult negotiations was the reason why an agreement was reached,” Richard Giacolone, an agency commissioner and the president`s nominee for director of the FMCS, said in a statement Monday. “This resolution is proof of the power of good faith negotiations, in which both sides are ready to come to the table, put aside their differences and work towards a mutual agreement that takes into account the interests of both sides. I commend the leaders of SSA and AFGE for their commitment to solving these difficult issues in a spirit of constructive engagement. “While the current FSIP has been particularly anti-union over the past two years, this decision maintains the basic standard that management cannot attempt to amend articles negotiated on a regular and legal basis in a collective agreement, without providing specific evidence of why it needs these changes. The previous working agreement for bargaining unit staff allowed them to work three to four days a week on telework and NTEU recalled the Findings of the Office of Inspector General that the Agency had achieved a reduction in its delay during the pilot telework as evidence of the effectiveness of the programme.

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