Non-responsibility: These documents point to important issues that Local Committee 704 for ratification was able to summarize from the initial contractual documents and ratification documents provided by AFGE Council 238. We recommend that you review treaties and ratification documents to learn more. In accordance with the 2019 CEPOL/AFGE Settlement Agreement, negotiations and, therefore, any changes to the UMAD in 2019 were limited to the following contractual articles or articles. All other UMAD 2019 provisions not included here will remain in the new treaty if ratified. Council 238 and the Agency acted under a collective agreement agreed in 2007, which updates some issues related to Maxiflex and other issues. The treaty was to be renegotiated and the parties discussed the articles to be renegotiated. In July 2019, the Agency left the discussions and imposed a Unilateral Management Directive (UMAD). The UMAD was a blatant attempt by the EPO Agency administration to influence our working conditions and try to blow up our public union. No representative of the EPO union may devote 100% of their working time to the official time, in accordance with the agreement.
The official use of time throughout the bargaining unit is limited to 7,400 hours per year – one hour per unit member. According to the opM`s latest report on the subject, EPO union representatives spent more than 58,274 hours in 2016 for the official time. “Regardless of telework programs or alternative work schedules, employees are expected to physically register at work and official service at least three days a week,” the new collective agreement states. “Maxi-flex planned days off, compressed days off and regular telework days count for this requirement as a day outside the official site. Every leave, every day of paid leave (for example. B annual leave, sickness, credit hours, etc.) or official travel is not considered a day aaway from the official site for the purpose of this requirement. The agreement requires staff to telework from their local suburbs.