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HAPS PROGRAM AGREEMENT

ARBITRATION HEARING

BARGAINING MEMBERS

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BYLAWS

PROPOSED BYLAWS CHANGES

CONTENTS

UNION CONTRACT

D-DAY AGAINST RUMSFELD

AFGE DENTAL TRUST PROBLEM

FEPCA

GRIEVANCE

JOINT TRAVEL REGULATION

UNION LETTER

FREQUENT FLYER MILES

NEGOTIATIONS 1

NEGOTIATIONS 2

UNION OFFICIALS

TRANSIT SUBSIDY AGREEMENT

RIGHT TO REPRESENTATION

TRAVEL SCAM

NEWS

USE OF GOVERNMENT EQUIPMENT

PAYMENT OF EXPENSES

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
LOCAL 3529
325 MCDONNELL BLVD., MAILCODE 3064295
HAZELWOOD, MO. 63042-2598
Telephone: (314) 233-3752 Fax: (314) 233-6648
June 29, 2001

Mr. Francis P. Summers
Regional Director
Defense Contract Audit Agency, Central Region
6321 Campus Circle Dr.
Irving, TX 75063-2742

SUBJECT: Institutional Grievance on Assignment Code 236 and 380 Policy

In accordance with Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) section 27.15, the Union files an Institutional Grievance for at least the following violations of the CBA, law and/or side agreements:

CBA Article 3:

This article states, in part, "The Employer and Union, through their own authorized and designated representatives, shall meet at reasonable times and negotiate in good faith with respect to conditions of employment".

The employer violated this section by implementing a new policy on the use of 236 and 280 code assignments without negotiating with the Union over the change. The Employer has mandated a maximum number of hours employees may change to these assignments. Heretofore, there was no such limitation.

CBA Section 8.01:

This section states, in part:

"Before the Employer implements new or revised personnel policies, practices and procedures in the Central Region, the Union will have the opportunity to negotiate, provided the new conditions of employment or changes thereto are not mandated by law or by an Agency regulation for which there is a compelling need. A copy of new or changed language concerning policies, practices, or procedures will be sent to the Union President, or his designee, so that it will arrive thirty (30) calendar days prior to implementation."

The employer violated this section by implementing a new policy of the use of 236 and 280 code assignments without negotiating with the Union over the change.

5 U.S.C. 7116 (a) 1 & 5:

The Employer violated this law by:

1. Unilaterally implementing the change in policy regarding the 236 and 280 code assignments without proper notice to the Union.
2. Bypassing the Union and directly notifying employees of changes in working conditions.
3. Unilaterally changing an established past practice, absent a clear and unmistakable waiver of bargaining rights by the Union.

Requested Remedies

1. The Employer will immediately rescind its new policy on 236 and 280 code assignments and return to the status quo ante position with regard to the assignment codes.
2. The Employer will make whole any employees adversely affected by its policy.
3. The Employer will post a region-wide notice and send an e-mail to all employees acknowledging its violations of the Statute and its promise to follow the statute at all times in the future.
4. The Employer at all times, now and in the future, will correctly follow the Collective Bargaining Agreement, including all side agreements, and all laws, rules and regulations.
5. Any other remedy deemed appropriate by the arbitrator.

Sincerely,


/s/

Raymond E. Downey

President

AFGE Local 3529



I certify I sent this letter by regular mail, by electronic mail with return receipt requested, and by fax to (972) 714-4670 on this day June 29, 2001.



/s/
Raymond E. Downey