The FSIP, which is part of the Federal Industrial Relations Agency, resolves deadlocks in contract negotiations between agencies and unions. FSIP may impose binding contractual conditions on federal authorities and trade unions. All FSIP members are appointed by the President. The employer is home to the Office of Public and Indian Housing, Troubled Agency Recovery Center (TARC), which is responsible for the rehabilitation of public real estate authorities by supporting the financing, construction and resolution of tenant claims. Geographically, it circulates in the southern United States, Guam and Puerto Rico. (1) The Memphis Area Office also includes the Office of Housing, which oversees housing businesses working on behalf of HUD in northern Mississippi and parts of western Tennessee. The Union is a bargaining unit of about 30 people in positions such as staff construction, financial analysts, programme assistants, management information specialists, individual housing programme specialists and associated community contractors. The parties are subject to a collective agreement (CBA) negotiated in the mid-1970s that is shaken up every year. “You will soon receive preliminary proposals from management,” Sullivan wrote in the email to Salamido. “We strive to comply with EOs as quickly as possible. Given the number of union representatives benefiting from taxpayer-funded union time, I am convinced that AFGE [Council] 222 has more than enough staff to negotiate these proposals without compromising the concept of renegotiation. “We cannot be forced to negotiate issues that are not currently covered by the CBA,” Salamido said. “The law states that if you have a CBA, everything that is already covered in the agreement is called permissive negotiation and we can refuse to engage,” she said. “[There are] federal statutes established in the federal Labor Relations Authority`s decisions that state that if a case is already covered, changes can only be made if both parties agree.” June 26, AFGE.org – On June 22, the U.S.
District Court for the District of Columbia rejected a request by the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) to dismiss a complaint filed by AFGE challenging the constitutionality of appointments to the Federal Service Impasses Panel (FSIP). This is a significant legal obstacle for the union and the continuation of the case. “While the judge has not ruled on the merits of the case, this is a major procedural victory in AFGE`s fight against these illegal appointments,” said AFGE President Everett Kelley. Read the article But union officials said that the efforts go against the Civil Service Act 1978 and huD executive order officials cited as justification for expulsion. The executive order states that they “do not remove a collective agreement [already] in force” and Holly Salamido, president of AFGE HUD Council, states that unions are not required to renegotiate the existing provisions of the CBA outside of full-term negotiations. Any changes to the collective agreement regarding the union use of office space and other resources should take place during the next full CBA negotiation, Salamido said, adding that a “sarcastic” email from HUD Director of Labor and Labor Relations Joseph Sullivan suggests that the step for parallel negotiations was not made in good faith. October 16, 2018 – HUD has refused to pay the travel expenses of EU negotiators to avoid negotiating with AFGE Council 222 on what the ministry has described as “union changes.” June 29, AFGE.org – The Trump administration is working behind the scenes to advance its plan to merge the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) with the General Services Administration (GSA) and transfer important political decision-making functions to the White House, a step that would politicize federal personnel and reintroduce the prey system, in which hiring, firing and compensation decisions are based on political ties. Not deserved.