The Union secured some protections for employees negatively impacted by this office reduction.
Earlier this evening, the Agency and the Union reached an agreement on how to reduce negative impact to affected bargaining unit employees in the implementation of the Maplewood Resident Post remodel, including during the transition period. Some key wins for employees include the expansion of telework and use of privately-owned vehicles (POV) to alleviate office congestion over the transition period, and protection against reduction of employee performance appraisal (PMAP) score due to reduced productivity resulting from packing, moving, and unpacking. Employees will also have a say in the office decor. Continue reading “Agreement Regarding Maplewood Resident Post Remodel”
This is a good example of what happens when the Agency revises position descriptions and appraisal plans for BUEs.
HHS recently notified NTEU that it has revised the Position Description (PD) and drafted a new Performance Management Appraisal Program (PMAP) for Legal Assistants in the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA). Per the notice, OMHA has expanded the career ladder PD for Legal Assistants to now begin at a GS-0986-5 grade level, with a target level of GS-8. The agency claims that the GS-5 position has been established to meet recruitment needs in OMHA’s field offices due to challenges in recruiting qualified applicants at the former GS-6/7/8 levels. Additionally, the agency has created a new PMAP for the Legal Assistant GS-5 position in accordance with the new PD. Continue reading “Revised PD and New PMAP for Legal Assistants in OMHA”