On April 15, 2016, NTEU notified the presidents of NTEU chapters in agencies of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that the Union filed an unfair labor practice (ULP) charge against HHS for failing to provide information and bargain prior to implementing a Drive Cam pilot program. The unilateral actions of HHS have deprived NTEU of its contractual and statutory rights to bargain over this initiative, which has a more than de minimis effect on employees.
On September 30, 2016, the Washington, D.C. Regional Director of the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) issued a complaint and notice of a hearing requiring the agency to appear and respond to NTEU’s charges. The hearing is scheduled for late December 2016, in Washington, D.C. At the hearing, the FLRA will prosecute the case before an Administrative Law Judge, and NTEU will appear in order to offer supporting evidence and information.
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