ULP Settlement Re Agency Actions on ACF ORO PMAP MOU

Your story is the key to unlock someone else's prison.On August 11, 2016, I shared that NTEU and HHS had executed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with regard to the 2016 Performance Management Appraisal Program (PMAP) changes that were previously implemented by HHS, Administration of Children and Families (ACF) Office of Regional Operations (ORO) earlier that calendar year. While HHS finally executed the MOU, I also informed you that NTEU would not withdraw its previously filed ULP charge against HHS that resulted from the agency initially refusing to execute the negotiated MOU, as well as HHS’ bargaining in bad faith and unilaterally making changes to the 2016 ACF, ORO PMAP.

Recently, NTEU and HHS executed a settlement agreement to resolve the ULP charge. Per the terms of this settlement agreement, the agency will be required to post a “Notice to all Employees” in conspicuous places where ACF bargaining unit employees work.