Rob and Amanda went to several agency to do outreach including membership drives.
February 4th 2019: The FLRA denied Passport Services’ challenge to an arbitration ruling. Arbitrator Javits had found the Agency in violation of an agreement concerning computer problems. The agreement decreed that employees be promptly notified how computer hurdles would be factored in to the day’s production expectations. The Agency argued that the Agency could never […]
December 3, 2015: In reaction to a grievance concerning HRPT-clearance employees improperly subjected to drug tests due to agency error, the two sides negogiated a mutually-acceptable settlement and path forward.
November 27, 2015: The Union filed a grievance on behalf of an NPC employee. The employee was absent for medical reasons (which were documented by the employee’s physician), yet the Agency still docked the employee’s pay, charging the time as AWOL.
September 25, 2015: Arbitrator Timothy Brown issued a decision on an Agency grievance. He ruled that a NFFE 1998 Steward had inappropriately sent two representational emails during work time. Brown found the majority of Management’s allegations to be without merit.
September 21, 2015: The Union filed a grievance debating alleged internal controls infractions. Recognizing a potential conflict of interest, a Passport Specialist declined to adjudicate the passport application of an acquaintance, and so informed the colleague they passed the case to. Yet the employee was still disciplined because local Management was not notified in writing […]
August 28, 2015: An Alternative Dispute Resolution agreement brought a dispute concerning employee breaks to a close. The Union had objected to the Agency unilerally outlawing employees attaching their break to the end of the lunch period.
July 6, 2015: Passport Management implemented its second suspension without pay in recent weeks of a Passport Specialist at CPC. In both cases, the employees were making their best effort to correctly adjudicate passport applications, but were charged with failure to follow instructions.
June 25, 2015: Local Officers Andrew Woodford and George Vrotsos assisted an employee whom the Agency proposed to downgrade. Following responses from the Union and employee, the Agency decided not to go forward with the demotion.