Published: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 In John Doe v. Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, 2012 MSPB 42 (3/27/12), the MSPB ruled that the Pension Benefit Guaranty’s Corporation’s ordering of an appellant to undergo a fitness for duty examination (FFD exam) and concomitant suspensions (including some time in AWOL status) was improper, as it did not fit […]
AFGE Union has recently been notified by several AFGE Members and Represented Employees at BAMC they have received notice of Disciplinary Action for possible HIPPA Violations related to accessing medical information of a High Profile Patient. If you have received or know of someone who has received a notification of disciplinary action, have them contact their Local […]
By David Worley In Federal Bureau of Prisons (130 LA 1745 (Szuter, 2012), a one-day suspension was overturned entirely based on the lengthy delay that elapsed between the time of the infraction and the time of the discipline. While the arbitrator concluded that just cause existed to discipline the employee for the infraction, he also […]
YOUR RIGHTS AS A FEDERAL EMPLOYEE ENFORCED BY THE U.S. OFFICE OF SPECIAL COUNSEL I. THE U.S. OFFICE OF SPECIAL COUNSEL (OSC) is an independent agency that investigates and prosecutes allegations of prohibited personnel practices (PPP). WHAT IS A PROHIBITED PERSONNEL PRACTICE (PPP)?: Under 5 U.S.C. §2302(b)(1)-(b)(12) a federal employee authorized to take, direct others […]
Due to the BRAC realignment, 280 Department of Air Force (AF) Civilians were transitioned to the Department of Army in Oct 2013. Individual personnel records were transferred from AF personnel system to the Army personnel system via the M2M records transfer. The final phase to complete this transition from Air Force to Army is for individual payroll […]
Merit System Principles Personnel management is based on and embodies the Merit System Principles. The merit system principles are the public’s expectations of a system that is efficient, effective, fair, open to all, free from political interference, and staffed by honest, competent, and dedicated employees. As the Department of Army experiences continued change in the […]
Prohibited Personnel Practices Prohibited personnel practices are those things a Federal employee with personnel authority may not do. A Federal employee has personnel authority if they can take, direct others to take, recommend, or approve any personnel action. This includes appointments, promotions, discipline, details, transfers, reassignments, reinstatements, or any decisions concerning pay, benefits, training, and […]
Bargaining Unit Members and Dues Paying Members: What’s the Difference? Under federal labor relations law, AFGE locals are certified to represent employees in bargaining units defined by the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA). The number of employees in these units determines the number of employees the local is legally required to represent. Within the total […]
Please take the time to review and fill-out this survey questionnaire regarding the importance of these items to you as Represented Employees of AFGE Local 1033. Command Leadership is exercising their Right to renegotiate your workplace Rights! These negotiations will […]
Federal Legal Corner: New Hearing for Whistleblower On October 30, 2013, the Merit Systems Protection Board in Belyakov v. Dept. of Health and Human Services, 2013 MSPB 86, ordered a new hearing to reverse major errors in the original proceedings before the MSPB’s administrative judge. Belyakov was a staff scientist at the National Cancer Institute […]
The original issue was the 5 minute time change. Mr Hamner asked for feedback if there were still problems with the time change. The changing at the beginning and end of shift is already in the contract. If you are not given that time, we grieve and seek overtime pay (if you change on your […]
There is a “MORATORIUM” in effect from 15Dec2013-3Jan2014. During this time, no proposals or decisions on disciplinary/adverse actions (suspensions, removals, etc) will be issued. Also, no suspensions will be served and no removals effective. Reply timelines for proposed disciplinary actions (grievances, etc.) continue to run during this time. The “MORATORIUM” does not apply to ULP’s […]
ATTENTION TO ALL CRITICAL CARE NURSES! Are you interested in letting upper nursing leadership know about workplace issues? LTC Leroy Marklund is requesting that all GS-Army Civilians interested in workplace-nursing issues come forward to an open group discussion with him. LTC Marklund is extending an open invitation to address problems within your units (2S, 2N, 2T, […]
URGENT NOTIFICATION TO ALL GS-UNION MEMBERS! SAMMC/BAMC Command is exercising its right to” OPEN & RENEGOTIATE “The Union Labor Contract also known as the “Collective Bargaining Agreement”. AFGE Local 1033 is requesting participation of dues paying members to help review the contract during the month of December in preparation for the “Bargain Negotiations” in January. […]
Attention all Members: Mr Bill Armstrong, President AFGE Local 1033 would like for all Members and Interested Persons to know that Roy Flores, AFGE National Vice President for District 10 is hosting a hot dog & hamburger cookout this Saturday 11-2 @ the district office with a member furlough march afterwards. Phone: (210) 735-8900 Fax: […]
- Critical to Quality Care October 23, 2014AFGE Celebrates Medical Assistants Recognition Week
- Medical Assistants Recognition Week October 23, 2014AFGE celebrates Medical Assistants Recognition Week, honoring the thousands of federal and D.C. government employees who provide important duties critical to the delivery of medical services in health care facilities operated by government agencies.
- Updated: Ebola Safety Guidelines October 22, 2014CDC issues new guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients
- Ebola Preparedness October 22, 2014AFGE President Cox addresses members on Ebola preparedness.
- AFGE Joins the AFL-CIO’s Call for Worker Protections Amidst Ebola Crisis October 22, 2014AFGE has joined the AFL-CIO to call on both the White House and Congress to take immediate action and create enforceable safety guidelines to be put into place to help protect workers who could come into contact with infected Ebola patients.
- Possible Ebola case in New York City October 24, 2014The first case of Ebola may have arrived in New York City.
- U.S. official: Iraq army not ready to repel Islamic State October 24, 2014U.S. airstrikes and Iraqi ground forces have blunted an Islamic State offensive in Iraq, but it will be months before Iraq can mount a sustained counteroffensive to take terrain back, a senior U.S. military official said Thursday.
- KFC touts new all-meat sandwich in South Korea October 23, 2014This could be the best reason yet to be assigned to South Korea.
- Health Care Scam, Scholarships, Flu Shots and More October 22, 2014A weekly roundup of pay and benefits news.
- Some Defense Travelers Will Have Their Per Diem Rates Cut October 15, 2014To save money, the department is reducing the amount employees on extended travel can spend on food and lodging.
- Self-Mandated Pay Raise for Federal Judges Will Cost $1B October 8, 2014Bump stems from court rulings calling congressionally instituted pay freezes unconstitutional.
- How to Avoid Costly Mistakes Filling Out Your TSP Forms October 1, 2014The retirement savings plan’s board offers some common-sense advice for successfully withdrawing or transferring retirement funds.
- Agencies Are Paying More to Avoid Costly Discrimination Adjudication September 24, 2014An analysis shows the amount of money doled out to settle employees’ informal and formal EEO complaints has increased.