NTEU Chapter 254 has filed a grievance in representation of bargaining unit employees (BUE) in FDA’s Dallas District Office (DAL-DO) against DAL-DO management after it failed to comply with Article 27 of the 2014 HHS-NTEU Consolidated Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) as it relates to the DAL-DO Incentive Awards Program.
During this Fiscal Year 2016 so far, the DAL-DO incentive awards committee has not met to develop guidelines or criteria for recommending which nominees receive awards or a nomination form that complies with Article 27 of the CBA.
Additionally, the committee has failed to meet quarterly to make recommendations; therefore, awards have not been given as close in time as possible to the achievement being recognized.
Upon investigation, NTEU Chapter 254 found that a management official not appointed to the committee has been performing some of the functions of the committee and siding with the non-BUE committee member against the BUE committee member when trying to bring the committee into compliance with Article 27.
Furthermore, DAL-DO management has unilaterally decided not to grant any incentive cash awards, thus limiting incentive awards to time off only.
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