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LABOR AGREEMENT

HEADQUARTERS U. S. ARMY GARRISON FORT SAM HOUSTON

LOCAL 3961 AMERICAN FEDERATION

OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

AFL-CIO

NONAPPROPRIATED FUND EMPLOYEES

June 8, 1998

ARTICLE

INDEX

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PREAMBLE .......................................

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COVERAGE .......................................

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LEGAL AND REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS ..............

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PURPOSE .......................................

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RIGHTS OF THE EMPLOYER .........................

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RIGHTS OF EMPLOYEES ............................

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RIGHTS OF THE UNION ............................

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CHARITY DRIVES AND CIVIC ACTIVITIES ............

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MATTERS APPROPRITATE FOR CONSULTATION ..........

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PAYROLL WITHHOLDING OF LABOR ORGANIZATION DUES . 10

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HOURS OF WORK AND TOURS OF DUTY ................ 12

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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY ................... 13

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STANDARD POSITION GUIDES, CLASSIFICATION AND PAY 14

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EVALUATION OF PERFORMANCE OF EMPLOYEES ......... 16

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WITHIN GRADE INCREASES ......................... 16

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LEAVE .......................................... 16

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PUBLICATIONS ................................... 17

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MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS ....................... 17

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GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE ............................ 18

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ARBITRATION PROCEDURE .......................... 22

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DURATION, AMENDMENTS AND REVIEW ................ 24

APPENDIX

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REPORT OF UNION REPRESENTATIVE'S

USE OF OFFICIAL TIME ........................

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GRIEVANCE FORM ................................

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AGREEMENT

BETWEEN

HEADQUARTERS, U.S. ARMY GARRISON, FORT SAM HOUSTON

AND

LOCAL 3961

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO

FOR

NONAPPROPRIATED FUND EMPLOYEES

PREAMBLE

This agreement is made and entered into by and between THE UNITED STATES ARMY, HEADQUARTERS, U.S. ARMY GARRISON, FORT SAM HOUSTON, FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS, hereinafter referred to as the Employer, and LOCAL 3961, AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES (AFGE), AFL-CIO, hereinafter referred to as the Union. This agreement constitutes a collective agreement between the parties hereto.

ARTICLE I

COVERAGE

1-1. The Employer hereby recognizes the Union as the exclusive representative of all employees in the unit as defined in 1-2 below. The Union recognizes its responsibility of representing the interests of all such employees without discrimination and without regard to union membership with respect to grievances, personnel practices, policies and procedures or other matters affecting their general working conditions, subject to express limitations set forth elsewhere in the agreement.

1-2. a. INCLUDED: All nonsupervisory, nonappropriated fund, full-time, part-time, and temporary employees including military personnel employed during their off-duty hours who are employed by any nonappropriated fund activity under the command jurisdiction of the Commanding Officer, Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

b. EXCLUDED: All professional employees; management officials; supervisors; all intermittently employed employees; appropriated fund employees; Army and Air Force Exchange Service employees; and all seasonal hire employees (employees on temporary appointments normally less than 155 days, e.g., lifeguards, etc.); and employees described in 5 U.S.C. 7112 (b) (2) (3) (4) (6) and (7).

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ARTICLE 2

LEGAL AND REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS

2-1. In the administration of all matters covered by the agreement, officials and employees are governed by existing or future laws and the regulations of appropriate authorities, including policies set forth in the Federal Personnel Manual; by published agency policies and regulations in existence at the time the agreement was approved; and by subsequently published agency policies and regulations required by law or by the regulations of appropriate authorities, or authorized by the terms of a controlling agreement at a higher agency level.

ARTICLE 3

PURPOSE

3-1. It is the purpose of this agreement to identify the parties to the agreement and define their respective roles and responsibilities under the agreement; to state the policies, procedures and methods that will hereinafter govern the working relations between the parties; and to indicate the nature of the subject matter of proper mutual concern. It is intended that this agreement will achieve the following:

a. Provide the employees, through their Union, the opportunity of participation in the formulation and implementation of personnel policies, practices and procedures;

b. Provide, through mutual effort and understanding, for the highest degree of efficiency and responsibility in the accomplishment of the mission of the employer;

c. Promote systematic and meaningful employee-management cooperation and consultation;

d. Provide means for amicable discussion and adjustment of all matters of mutual interest at the Nonappropriated Fund Activity, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; and

e. Implement, through this agreement, a grievance and arbitration procedure.

ARTICLE 4

RIGHTS OF THE EMPLOYER

4-1. Management officials of the agency retain the right, in accordance with applicable laws and regulations:

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a. To determine the mission, budget, organization, number of employees, and internal security practices of the agency;

b. To hire, assign, direct, layoff, and retain employees in the agency, or to suspend, remove, reduce in grade or pay, or take other disciplinary action against such employees;

c. To assign work, to make determinations with respect to contracting out, and to determine the personnel by which agency operations shall be conducted;

d. With respect to filling positions, to make selections for appointments from

(1) Among properly ranked and certified candidates for promotion; or

(2) Any other appropriate source; and

e. To take whatever actions may be necessary to carry out the agency mission during emergencies.

4-2. The right to make rules, regulations, and policies shall be considered acknowledged functions of the Employer. In making rules, regulations and policies relating to personnel policies, practices and procedures, and matters of working conditions, the Employer shall give due regard and consideration to the rights of the Union and the obligations imposed by this agreement. Where such rules and regulations conflict or abrogate the written content of this agreement, the agreement will control, with exception of mutually agreed changes by the parties through impact and implementation bargaining procedures.

4-3. In the spirit of partnership, and as long as Executive Order 12871 remains in effect, the Parties agree, when there is a change in working conditions, to negotiate upon request:

a. The numbers, types, and grades of employees or positions assigned to any organizational subdivision, work project, or tour of duty, or on the technology, methods, and means of performing work. In the event the Parties become engaged in a negotiability dispute or reach impasse, either Party may seek the services of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS), the Federal Service Impasses Panel (FSIP), or the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA), as appropriate;

b. Procedures which management officials of the Employer will observe in exercising any authority under this Article; or

c. Appropriate arrangements for employees adversely affected by the exercise of any authority under this Article by such management officials.

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