for each subject covered, it is considered that the medium-term agreement at all levels may include the appropriateness of a status quo ante remedy, with the Authority checking, among other things, whether and when the agency notified the union of the measure or amendment decided; 2. if and when the union has requested negotiations on the procedures to be followed by the Agency in the implementation of these measures, or on the appropriate modalities for the workers affected by this measure or change; 3. the Agency`s agreement on the Agency`s conduct in the event of non-compliance with its negotiating obligations under the statute; (4) the nature and extent of the effects of the workers concerned; and (5) whether and to what extent a status quo ante remedy would disrupt or hinder the efficiency and effectiveness of the Agency`s activities. Federal Correctional Institution, 8 FLRA 604, 605-06 (1982) (FCI). Ibidun Roberts: Of course, and we just talked about it, Tom, but the official time even with the executives, and obviously we do not agree with the legality, the law requires the VA and the union to agree on what will be in the official time. We do not think it can be determined unilaterally. But even with that, the VA has so many factors that require the union to occupy more than one hour per bargaining unit. Here, too, we have just mentioned the Accountability Act, no other authority deals with the same law. This association cannot therefore be treated like others if we are faced with this unique law which reduces the time of these serious actions, it in turn includes expulsions. Under Minister Shulkin, he also limited the amount of settlements that could emerge from these actions.
If a colony demanded more than $5,000, it had to be more favorable. And what we`ve seen is that the VA is not so open to business resolution. So there will be more files moving forward, which means we will take more time. So we have a few unique factors that would take us more formal time than some other unions would, some other non-VA unions would. And I think history shows that we are not looking for more time than we need. Our current contract gives us 4.25 hours per rate unit employee, OPM report shows that we use about 3.7 hours. So we don`t pack on time, we use what we need, and the factors of the liability law, not settling cases – actually require that we need more time rather than less. Finally, the decision reduced the time the union has to meet with and represent the workers by setting a limit of 0.65 hours per unit of tariff. That`s less than the one-hour cap per unit`s bargaining agency board employee in Trumps 2018 executive order centered on the official time. In accordance with the FSIP decision, official time cannot be used for claims either. Tom Temin: In addition to the question of time. I think it has to do with the question of space, time and space, it is the offices that the union no longer has in the institutions going- and how does that affect things, and why are you negotiating to come back? Tom Temin: Normally, one of the questions is how long the agreement will be in place.