Collective Bargaining Agreement Handbook

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    Resources for senior and executives to assist in the implementation of collective agreements and manuals. Executive Order (EO) 13836, Developing Efficient, Effective, and Cost-Reducing Approaches to Federal Sector Collective Bargaining, signed by the President on May 25, 2018, requires agencies to submit any long-term collective agreement (CBA) and its expiry date within 30 days of the CBA`s entry into force. EO 13836 also requires OPM to make these CBAs available to the public on the internet. This promotes transparency by allowing the public to consult the types of agreements between federal agencies and industry unions. Agencies are also required to submit arbitration awards to OPM within 10 business days of receipt. OPM has issued a memorandum on the publication of the CBA database, which contains guidelines on agency requirements for CBAs and arbitration awards. A collective agreement is a written contract between an employer and a union representing workers. The KBA is the result of a broad negotiation process between the parties on issues such as wages, hours and terms of employment. If you have questions about CBA filing and arbitration decisions, please contact OPM Accountability and Workforce Relations staff at l`LRG@opm.gov.

    If you have any questions about certain CBAs in this database, please contact the agency associated with the CBA. Information on representative data for all tariff units certified by the Federal Office of Labour Relations, including name, description, location, number of employees in the tariff unit and other information, is available in the federal information system for employment services. It is important to note that after the conclusion of a KBA, both the employer and the union are required to respect this agreement. Therefore, an employer should retain the assistance of a lawyer before participating in collective bargaining. An indispensable guide for the development and interpretation of collective agreements, discussion on issues such as strikes and lockouts, health and social security services, seniority rules and much more. Provides comprehensive coverage that shows the legal consequences of a given language of the contract. Anne Marie Lofaso is Professor Arthur B. Hodges at Law at West Virginia University College of Law, where she teaches labour law, labour law and related courses, and is an advisor for the concentration of work and labour law.