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  • Collective Bargaining Agreement

    Contract Between

    The Department of the Interior

    Assistant Secretary Indian Affairs

    Bureau of Indian Affairs

    Bureau of Indian Education

    Office of the Secretary/

    Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians

    And

    Federation of Indian Service Employees

    American Federation of Teachers

    Local 4524

    AFL-CIO

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    Table of Contents Article 1 Recognition and Unit Description ..................................................................................... 11

    Section 1. Recognition ............................................................................................................................. 11

    Section 2. Unit ......................................................................................................................................... 11

    Section 3. Coverage of the collective Bargaining Agreement ................................................................. 11

    Article 2 - Effect of Law and Regulation ............................................................................................. 12

    Section 1. Hierarchy ................................................................................................................................. 12

    Section 2. Agreement Provisions ............................................................................................................. 12

    Article 3 Union Rights, Representation, and Official Time ............................................................... 13

    Section 1. Authority ................................................................................................................................. 13

    Section 2. Contact .................................................................................................................................... 13

    Section 3. Visitation ................................................................................................................................. 13

    Section 4. Labor Management Relations Meeting .................................................................................. 13

    Section 5. Representation Rights and Responsibilities ........................................................................... 14

    Section 6. Official Time ............................................................................................................................ 14

    Section 7. Labor Management Relations Training................................................................................... 16

    Section 8. Internal Union Business .......................................................................................................... 17

    Article 4 Employee Rights .............................................................................................................. 18

    Section 1. Collective Bargaining Rights .................................................................................................... 18

    Section 2. Voluntary Dues ....................................................................................................................... 18

    Section 3. Accountability ......................................................................................................................... 18

    Section 4. Weingarten Rights .................................................................................................................. 19

    Article 5 - Management Rights ......................................................................................................... 21

    Section 1. Retained Rights ....................................................................................................................... 21

    Section 2. Applicability of Management Rights ....................................................................................... 21

    Section 3. Negotiation Limits ................................................................................................................... 21

    Article 6 - Voluntary Allotment of Union Dues .................................................................................. 23

    Section 1. Deduction Provisions .............................................................................................................. 23

    Section 2. Dues Changes .......................................................................................................................... 23

    Section 3. Allotments............................................................................................................................... 23

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    Section 4. Remittance .............................................................................................................................. 23

    Section 5. Cancellation ............................................................................................................................ 23

    Article 7 - Information and Publications ............................................................................................ 25

    Section 1. List of Employees .................................................................................................................... 25

    Section 2. Publications ............................................................................................................................. 25

    Section 3. Telephone/Telefax Service ..................................................................................................... 25

    Section 4. Internal Mail Service ............................................................................................................... 25

    Section 5. Facilities and Equipment ......................................................................................................... 25

    Section 6. Website Postings .................................................................................................................... 26

    Article8 Orientation of New Employees ......................................................................................... 27

    Article 9 Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Sexual Harassment ......................................... 28

    Section 1. Policy ....................................................................................................................................... 28

    Section 2. Nomination of Counselors ...................................................................................................... 28

    Section 3. Sexual Harassment ................................................................................................................. 28

    Section 4. Avenues of Redress ................................................................................................................. 29

    Section 5. Information and Counseling ................................................................................................... 29

    Article 10 Safety and Health .......................................................................................................... 30

    Section 1. Purpose ................................................................................................................................... 30

    Section 2. Imminent Unsafe Danger Situations ....................................................................................... 30

    Section 3. Reporting Accidents ................................................................................................................ 30

    Section 4. Emergency Aid Procedure and Follow-Up .............................................................................. 31

    Section 5. Counseling............................................................................................................................... 31

    Section 6. Review of Reports ................................................................................................................... 31

    Section 7. Reporting Unsafe Conditions .................................................................................................. 31

    Section 8. Safety Inspections ................................................................................................................... 32

    Section 9. Protective Equipment ............................................................................................................. 32

    Section 10. Violence in the Workplace .................................................................................................... 32

    Section 11. Safety Committees and Councils .......................................................................................... 32

    Section 12. Visual Display Terminals ....................................................................................................... 32

    Section 13. Unusual Conditions ............................................................................................................... 33

    Section 14. Blood Borne Pathogens/Bodily Fluids Protection................................................................. 33

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    Section 15. Drug Testing Program ........................................................................................................... 34

    Section 16. Smoking at Work................................................................................................................... 35

    Section 17. Food Service Safety ............................................................................................................... 36

    Section 18. Safety Awareness .................................................................................................................. 36

    Section 19. Continuation of Operations Plan (COOP) ............................................................................. 36

    Article 11 Government Furnished Quarters .................................................................................... 37

    Section 1. Availability............................................................................................................................... 37

    Section 2. Assignment ............................................................................................................................. 37

    Section 3. Surveys and Determination of Rates ...................................................................................... 38

    Section 4. General Conditions ................................................................................................................. 38

    Section 5. Payroll Deduction.................................................................................................................... 39

    Section 6. Quarters Committees ............................................................................................................. 39

    Article 12 Travel and Travel Related Expenses ................................................................................ 41

    Section 1. Travel Time ............................................................................................................................. 41

    Section 2. Travel Vouchers ...................................................................................................................... 41

    Section 3. Gainsharing ............................................................................................................................. 42

    Article 13 Workweek and Hours of Work ....................................................................................... 43

    Section 1. Hours ....................................................................................................................................... 43

    Section 2. Alternative Work Schedules ................................................................................................... 43

    Section 3. Shift Assignments.................................................................................................................... 48

    Section 4. Rest Breaks.............................................................................................................................. 48

    Section 5. Meal Time ............................................................................................................................... 48

    Section 6. Holidays .................................................................................................................................. 48

    Section 7. Altering Schedules .................................................................................................................. 48

    Article 14 - Telework ........................................................................................................................ 49

    Section 1. Purpose ................................................................................................................................... 49

    Section 2. Telework Agreement .............................................................................................................. 49

    Section 3. Participation Criteria for the Telework Program .................................................................... 49

    Section 4. Coverage of Office Functions .................................................................................................. 51

    Section 5. Time Frames ........................................................................................................................... 51

    Section 6. Operating Principles................................................................................................................ 52

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    Section 7. Recall ....................................................................................................................................... 53

    Section 8. Travel ...................................................................................................................................... 53

    Section 9. Termination ............................................................................................................................ 53

    Section 10. Grievability ............................................................................................................................ 54

    Section 11. Issue Resolution .................................................................................................................... 54

    Article 15 Overtime/Compensatory Time ....................................................................................... 55

    Section 1. Employee Assignments ........................................................................................................... 55

    Section 2. Distribution ............................................................................................................................. 55

    Section 3. Excusal ............................................................................................

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