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Employees with Mobility Impairments

KNOW YOUR CONTRACT!

 

Article 31, Section 3. G. Employees with Mobility Impairments

 

During emergency conditions, employees with disabilities, whether temporary or permanent impairments, may be unable to report to work.  Management may grant excused absences even when their respective office is open.

 

Other Weather Delays or Absences..

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Amendment Targets Official Time

Employees who are union representatives use official time to help address labor-management issues, and to aid employees in cases of alleged discrimination or retaliation, and disciplinary actions. Critics charge that official time is too expensive, while labor groups maintain that it saves time and money by avoiding litigation and time-consuming procedural avenues for settling disputes.

“Federal unions are legally required to provide full representation to all members of a bargaining unit, whether or not the worker elects to pay voluntary union dues,” Junemann wrote. “In exchange for being forced to provide representation to dues payers and non-dues payers alike, the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 permits federal unions to bargain official time arrangements to the mutual benefit of labor and management.”

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RALLY on WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5

WHERE: CORNER OF MADISON AND JEFFERSON
WHEN: Noon to 1:00pm

Help us distribute flyers to passers-by!

SEND A MESSAGE TO CONGRESS:

NO CUTS TO SOCIAL SECURITY, MEDICARE AND MEDICAID PROGRAMS THE AMERICAN PUBLIC NEEDS

Download the entire flyer 12/05/2012 rally.

Voting Leave Reminder

October 29th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Benefits | Contract | Did you know? | Vote | Your Rights - (0 Comments)

VOTING LEAVE REMINDERS
by  AFGE Local 1395

The AFGE/SSA National Agreement, Article 31, section 3D, authorizes the use of Administrative Leave to VOTE.

Don’t forget to exercise your rights on Election Day.

“The Employer will excuse employees for a reasonable time, when practicable to do so without seriously interfering with operations, to vote or register in any election or referendum on a civic matter in his/her community.

An employee will be excused from duty so as to permit him/her to report for work 3 hours after the polls open or to leave work 3 hours before the polls close, whichever results in the lesser amount of time off. Under unusual circumstances, an employee can be excused up to the full day.

The Employer will notify employees of this right at the beginning of each fiscal year and shall encourage employees to avail themselves of the right to register and vote.”

Transit Voucher Increase

September 10th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Benefits | Contract | Did you know? - (0 Comments)

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SSA Bargaining Unit employees  should see a increase in their transit cards today as the new ratified contract goes into effect.

 

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Leave Counseling!!

August 13th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Contract | Your Rights - (2 Comments)

Have you been leave counseled?

 

Sick Leave counseling should be for a leave PATTERN per Article 31 of the AFGE/SSA National Agreement below. A pattern is when you continually do the same thing, i.e. calling in sick every Monday. A pattern is not using all of your leave when you are sick. The agency should not be counseling on your leave BALANCE.

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AFGE Contract Agreement

July 27th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Benefits | Contract | News | Web | Your Rights - (0 Comments)

newsThe Social Security Administration and its largest union, the American Federation of Government Employees, have signed off on a final contract, capping more than two years of tough negotiations.

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QuestionThe Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), states that your time in PAID Leave status counts as “Hours of Work”. So if you have 8 hours of Annual Leave you have a sufficient number of hours to work overtime.

REFERENCES:
5CFR 551.401 Hours of Work
5CFR 551.501 Overtime Pay

NOTE: However, you can only work Credit Hours after you have worked an 8 hour day.

 
YES
NO
ABSTAIN
PSC
145
2
1
FO
173
2
1
ODAR
177
1
1
OQP
10
0
0
 
 TOTAL 
505
5
3

 newsAfter 27 months of intensive hard labor the goal of a new contract has finally been achieved.

What we need you the Union Member to do is “VOTE”, to ratify (approve) or not ratify (deny) the new contract.

This ratification vote must be completed by June 12, 2012. Information on how to VOTE will be attached.

You can see the New Contract on  www.mycontract2009.org  under “Contract for Ratification”.

 

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