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14523/14351 Interesting cases; the settlement(s) contend that discussions are restricted information, and not to be filed, or kept or shared with anyone, but can be conveyed (verbally) to establish that a discussion was acknowledged. Also, discussions can be written in a settlement, but it cannot then be viewed by anyone other then the supervisor and the union rep. Again, if a discussion is written in a settlement, the agreement letter must not be shared, viewed, or filed with anyone. So, if a disciplinary notice is modified to a discussion the settlement should be written as a rescission, and thereafter the supervisor will give the employee a discussion that is between them only.
13502 Tour three; in this issue the union argued that employees are being bypassed for higher level assignments, such being, level five Power Industrial Vehicle Operators (PIV’s). The Service has taken a position that other PIV operators from different (bid) areas can assume the role of that position in that area despite the fact that they do not hold a position in that area. Issue resolved; in accordance with Article 25 higher level details, specifically eight (8) hours or less, will be made from those senior, eligible, qualified and available employees within the immediate work area.
14176 Tour three; in this issue the union requested information pertaining to a supervisor who sustained an injury while transporting a post con. The union requested the supervisor’s accident report and whether the official was disciplined for the injury; (it is our understanding that all craft employees who sustain a job related injury, regardless of fault, will be discipline). The... [Read More]