In some offices, OCIE managers have been restricting employee participation in some popular programs provided in the new collective bargaining agreement. Issues involve 4-10 schedules, telework arrangements and attire policies. NTEU representatives recently met with OCIE Director Lori Richards, and discussions related to these issues will continue in late March.
NTEU will keep you apprised regarding these issues. Please be sure to request the reasons for any denial of a 4-10 or telework request in writing from your supervisor, and let your Chapter 293 steward know about any problems that you experience.