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TABLE OF CONTENTS

ACRONYMS USED IN THIS CONTRACT
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- Forms

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 - Schedule Changes - Shift/Tour of Duty Changes - General Time and Attendance Responsibilities - Religious Observances - Travel - 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 - Vacancy Announcement Application Procedures - Merit Promotion Plan

ARTICLE 21 - WITHIN GRADE INCREASE
ARTICLE 22 - TRAINING AND EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT

Commitment to Training - Employer’s Role - Employee’s Role - Training Announcements - Equal Opportunity - Employee Self Development - Scheduling - Expenses - Use of Equipment - Records - Upward Mobility - Formal Development Programs - Cross Training - Library 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

General - Joint Participation - Information - Employee Rights - Training Material - Contracted Out Positions or Functions - Bid Opening - Personnel Affected by Contracting Out - Union Representation

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
ARTICLE 38 - FURLOUGH

General - Management-Initiated Furlough - Government Shutdown - Notices

ARTICLE 39 - EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
DEFINITIONS
OPM GLOSSARY OF FEDERAL SECTOR LABOR-MANAGEMENT RELATIONS TERMS

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Last Modified: 16 June 2015 ed