May 4, 2013

Article 17 G

When an employee believes he or she is being required to work under conditions which are unsafe or unhealthy beyond normal hazards inherent in the operation in question, he or she will refer the matter to the supervisor. The supervisor will make an evaluation of the working conditions and direct the work either be continued […]

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Article 14 H

For sick leave periods of not more than three consecutive workdays, the employee shall not be required to submit Form OPM-71, unless there is reasonable evidence of abuse. Sick leave in excess of three days shall be reported on form OPM-71, including a medical certificate or a statement of the nature of the illness and

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Article 14 A

Annual leave is a right of the employee and not a privilege. Consistent with the needs of the Agency, annual leave which is requested in advance will be approved. It will be the responsibility of the supervisor, in consultation with the employee, to schedule annual leave in order that annual leave will not be forfeited.

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Article 4 I

The Union will be given the opportunity to be represented at any formal discussion between one or more management representatives and one or more bargaining unit employees concerning any grievance, personnel policy, practice, or condition of employment. NOTE: A regular shift muster may qualify if conditions of employment are addressed. Typically, this occurs when someone

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Article 4 H

Any inquiry into an employee’s off-duty conduct must be based on an activity which, if verified, would have a nexus to the employee’s official position. The Agency and Union agree that the conduct of employees while off duty shall result in action concerning the employee only when there is a nexus between that conduct and

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Article 4 G

An employee has the right to freely communicate with the appropriate member of the following offices concerning individual personnel matters: 1. the Servicing Human Resources Office; 2. the EEO Office or the EEO Officer; 3. a Supervisor or Management official of a higher rank than the employee’s immediate supervisor; 4. EEO Counselors; 5. the appropriate

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