Arbitrator Charles Feigenbaum ordered the agency to discontinue using its Internal Vacancies on-Line program, IVOL, except that the agency could continue to announce vacancies online and accept paper or electronic SSA-45 forms. The arbitrator ordered that all current openings be re-announced in accordance with his decision. (more…)
As you might know, in 2007 the union filed a national level grievance when SSA management improperly implemented the Internal Vacancies on Line program (IVOL) that dramatically changed the way employees put in for vacancies and the way that the applications are scored and how selections are made. AFGE won the arbitration.