The proposal significantly changes the way workers can work remotely and requires people with telework contracts to travel to their duty stations four days a week. People with compressed work schedules, z.B. Employees who work four 10-hour days per week would not be eligible for the program and employees would have to reapply every four months to work remotely. Another unusual aspect of the proposed contract is its duration. Under the conditions set by the department, the collective agreement would be in force for ten years. And it removes the re-opening clause from the previous agreement, which is a standard part of an employment services contract that allows the parties to reopen to the renegotiation of the parts of an agreement before its expiry date. Yes, yes. OPM offers web-based staff training modules in accordance with the requirements of the 2010 Telework Enhancement Act. Agencies may offer additional training or need additional training.
Talk to your telecommuting coordinator or telecommuting manager to find out about all the training your agency can offer. The provisions of the Telework Enhancement Act apply only to civilian federal employees within the meaning of 5 USC 2105. However, there is no federal law or regulation specifically prohibiting telework for federal contractors. In general, the decision to authorize a contractor to telework would be made by the prime contractor and/or in collaboration with the principal/agent. AFGE stated that the department`s proposal of 331 parties, which was collected by government management, was submitted to the union 10 minutes before the release of the department`s statement. The proposed treaty contains a large number of workplace provisions, including articles on telework, official time, child care programs and even whistleblower protection. “The standard is three years because it is the maximum time during which a collective agreement can remain in force and is not challenged by another union,” Tobias said. “At the end of three years, another union could petition and call for an election. It would be irresponsible for a union to agree to a ten-year term or for management to insist on a ten-year term. “There is no agreement within the federal government that has such language,” he said. “The closest thing is that [the provisions regarding] arbitrators` fees are.
Some contracts would say that the arbitration fees are fully paid by the losing party, but that is rare. The answer depends on the specific language and requirements of the Agency`s telework policy. The Telework Improvement Act requires each federal agency to incorporate telework into its Business Continuation Plans (COOP). To achieve the objectives of the legislation, many agencies have taken steps to increase the use of telework so that more of their teleworkers can be productive during government shutdowns in response to bad weather, special events and other emergencies. If the Agency`s telework policy requires teleworkers to be required to work during agency closures and this requirement is clearly communicated by the Agency to the worker in the written telework agreement, the worker would be required to work. Ultimately, workers should comply with the guidelines initiated as defined in the Agency`s telework policy. You will find more information in your agency`s telework policy, contact your agency`s telework coordinator or go to your agency`s human resources department. The Department of Veterans Affairs announced publicly Thursday that management had released its first proposal to negotiate a new collective agreement with the nation`s largest federal workers` union, underscoring efforts to severely limit the use of official time.