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Epa Afge Agreement

Written By: Chris - Sep• 18•21

WASHINGTON (6 August 2020) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today signed a new Master Collective Bargaining Agreement (MCBA) with the EPO`s largest union, the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE). The successful negotiation of a new deal is the latest step in the Trump administration`s ongoing efforts to put in place an effective and effective government. No EPO trade union representative may devote 100% of his working time to his or her official time, in accordance with the collective agreement. The official use of time throughout the bargaining unit is limited to 7,400 hours per year – one hour per member of the unit. According to the opM`s latest report on this subject, EPO trade union representatives spent more than 58,274 hours in 2016 with official time. EPO staff members must also maintain a “fully successful” or superior performance assessment in order to comply with their teleworking agreements. However, AFGE described the deal as a “big contractual victory,” during which the union saw improvements to 13 items over the contract imposed unilaterally last year. In a large household last year, the EPO tried to implement a new contract for its employees without a union agreement.

We don`t have time to let ourselves be demoralized! Other ways to take action: Visit Read the EO summary. See also July / August 2018 – Vol. LXXXVII No. 4 AFGE The Government Standard Edition dedicated to EOs 2018. Nicole Cantello, president of AFGE Local 704, which represents staff in EPO Region 5, said the agency should leave the ground to the union when drafting a new agreement. The move has shaken EPO staff and sparked protests by residents of the Agency`s AFGE and outside pressure from Capitol Hill to reflect on it. Since last month, the agency and the union have returned to the bargaining table to work out a new agreement.

These discussions could be completed this spring. In July, the EPO and AFGE agreed on a new contract. Both the Agency and the union have described the new collective agreement as a benefit in their own way. The EPO and AFGE are again in contractual talks, which resumed in January to draft a new agreement. “With the restriction of the AFGE collective agreement, I can no longer telework two days a week, which will likely lead me to withdraw from the EPO in the coming months,” the person said in an email. . . .

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