Hud Collective Bargaining Agreement09 Apr 2021, by Uncategorized in
“AFGE Council 222 is grateful to FSIP for reviewing HUD management`s recent attempt to bypass the negotiation process,” said Council 222 President Ash Robinsonaki. “I hope that the Agency will finally come to the table with a real effort to negotiate in good faith to maintain a long-standing consensual work management relationship at HUD.” The three executive orders signed by President Trump in May 2018 sought to facilitate the firing of federal employees, streamline collective bargaining and reduce the scope of issues on which agencies can negotiate. They have also severely limited the ability of union officials to use official time. “We cannot be forced to negotiate issues that are not currently covered by the CBA,” Salamido said. “The law states that if you have a CBA, everything that is already covered in the agreement is called permissive negotiation and we can refuse to engage,” she said. “[There are] federal statutes established in the federal Labor Relations Authority`s decisions that state that if a case is already covered, changes can only be made if both parties agree.” “We are committed to negotiating in good faith with the unions,” he said in an email. “However, HUD currently rents additional space for employees who can work outside designated buildings at sites such as Washington, D.C. and we also pay rent for union activity spaces at other sites across the country. Using this space to help families in need would be a much more efficient use of taxpayers` money. June 29 AFGE.org – The Trump administration is working behind the scenes to advance its plan to merge the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) with the General Services Administration (GSA) and transfer important political decision-making functions to the White House, a step that would politicize federal personnel and reintroduce the prey system, in which hiring, firing and compensation decisions are based on political ties. Not deserved. Last year, the administration proposed merging OPM with GSA, the agency that leases real estate and buys provisions for federal authorities. Congress expressly prohibited them from moving forward.
To circumvent the law, the administration is superimposing itself on OPM with other agencies – in particular the GSA, by having OPM conclude inter-institutional agreements with these agencies on the provision of services such as financial management, information technology, facility management and even budgeting. AFGE is working to obtain a language in the fundraising process that would prevent the administration from moving forward.