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AFGE Local 1309 Collective Bargaining Agreement

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PREAMBLE

ARTICLE 1 - UNIT DESIGNATION

ARTICLE 2 - DURATION AND CHANGES

Duration Amendments
Reopening
Renewals

ARTICLE 3 - EMPLOYEE RIGHTS

Union Membership
Outside Activities
Weingarten Rights
Employee Access to Information
Nondiscrimination
Reassignment

ARTICLE 4 - NOTICES TO EMPLOYEES

ARTICLE 5 - EMPLOYER RIGHTS

ARTICLE 6 - UNION RIGHTS AND REPRESENTATION

Exclusive Representation
Investigatory Representation
Formal Discussions
Complaints and Grievances
Ongoing Representation
Protection for Employees
National Recognition
Officials and Stewards
Informational Picketing
Committees

ARTICLE 7 - INFORMATION REQUESTS

Statutory Requirements
Procedures

ARTICLE 8 - GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE

Purpose and Coverage
Informal Resolution Procedures
Formal Grievance Procedure
Union and Employer Grievances
Grievance Content
Time Limits
Representation
Other Provisions

ARTICLE 9 - ARBITRATION

Procedures
Award
Fees
Witnesses, Representatives, and Hearing Location
Submission
Grievance Withdrawal
Time Limits
Exceptions

ARTICLE 10 - ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEDURES FOR UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICE CHARGES

ARTICLE 11 - OFFICIAL TIME

Policy
Cooperation
Relationship to Performance of Official Position

ARTICLE 12 - USE OF FACILITIES AND SERVICES

Union Office
Internal Message Service
Newsletter
Bulletin Boards
Use of Office Equipment
Bargaining Unit Member Information
Conference Rooms
Copies of Agreement
Publications and Regulatory Materials
Studies and Surveys
Open House
Use of Government-Owned or Leased Vehicles
Interpreting Services

ARTICLE 13 - NEGOTIATIONS

General
Other Agreements
Union Initiated Bargaining
Procedures for Negotiations
Disputes

ARTICLE 14 - LABOR-MANAGEMENT RELATIONS COUNCIL

Purpose
Schedule
Administration
Confidentiality of Information
Training

ARTICLE 15 - VOLUNTARY ALLOTMENT OF UNION DUES

ARTICLE 16 - ORIENTATION OF NEW EMPLOYEES

ARTICLE 17 - WORKWEEK, HOURS OF WORK, AND SCHEDULES

General
Maxiflex
Compressed Work Schedules
Printing Branch Employees
Schedule Changes
Shift/Tour of Duty Changes
General Time and Attendance Responsibilities
Religious Observances
Travel
Work at Home
Flexiplace

ARTICLE 18 - LEAVE

General Annual Leave
Sick Leave
Maternity/Paternity Leave
Leave Without Pay (LWOP)
Administrative Leave
Advanced Leave
Court Leave
Military Leave
Absence Without Leave (AWOL)
Restored Leave
Voluntary Leave Transfer Program
Discretionary Approval of Absence
Leave Abuse

ARTICLE 19 - PAY AND TRAVEL

Pay
Travel

ARTICLE 20 - MERIT SYSTEM - PROMOTION AND DETAIL

Purpose and Policy
Area of Consideration
Actions Covered by Competitive Procedures
When Competitive Procedures Do Not Apply
Lateral Reassignments
Vacancy Announcement
Evaluation Panels
Priority Consideration
Selection Procedures
Union Review of Competitive Actions
Supervisory Appraisal
Non selected Employee Rights
Career Ladder Promotions
Details/Temporary Promotion

ARTICLE 21 - WITHIN GRADE INCREASE

ARTICLE 22 - TRAINING AND EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT

Commitment to Training
Employer's Role
Employee's Role
Equal Opportunity
Employee Self Development
Scheduling
Expenses
Use of Equipment
Records
Upward Mobility
Formal Development Programs
MAC Training Committee

ARTICLE 23 - EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO)

Policy
EEO Counselors
EEO Information
Services for Employees with Disabilities
Committee Members

ARTICLE 24 - CLASSIFICATION AND POSITION DESCRIPTION

Position Descriptions
Classification

ARTICLE 25 - PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL SYSTEM

Policy
Components of Employee Performance Plan
Development of Performance Plan
Progress Reviews
Performance Appraisals

ARTICLE 26 - ACTIONS BASED ON UNACCEPTABLE PERFORMANCE

ARTICLE 27 - DISCIPLINARY AND ADVERSE ACTIONS

Policy
Douglas Factors
Disciplinary Actions
Adverse Actions
Union Representation
Confidentiality
Preliminary Investigation
Time frame for Replies
List

ARTICLE 28 - SEXUAL HARASSMENT

ARTICLE 29 - AWARDS AND RECOGNITION PROGRAM

ARTICLE 30 - WORK TEAMS

ARTICLE 31 - CONTRACTING-OUT

Policy
Notification, Consultation and Information
Performance Work Statement
Bid Opening
Reviews
Personnel Affected by Contraction-Out
Union Representation
Training Materials
Grievances

ARTICLE 32 - HEALTH AND SAFETY

Introduction
Inspections
Known Hazards
Fire Drills
Safety Committee
Training
Job-Related Traumatic Injury and Occupational Disease
Health Services and Preventive Medicine
Video Display Terminal (VDT) Operators
Assault Against Employees

ARTICLE 33 - PERSONNEL RECORDS/EMPLOYEE RECORDS

ARTICLE 34 - DRUG TESTING

ARTICLE 35 - INDEMNITY OF EMPLOYEES

ARTICLE 36 - OFFICE MOVES

ARTICLE 37 - REDUCTION-IN-FORCE (RIF) AND FURLOUGHS OF MORE THAN 30 DAYS

Other RIF Issues
Mock RIF

ARTICLE 38 - FURLOUGH

General
Management-Initiated Furlough
Government Shutdown
Notices

ARTICLE 39 - EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

DEFINITIONS

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