After reviewing the request for assistance in the negotiations on a collective succession agreement (CBA), the group instructed the parties to participate in an informal conference with Staff Attorney Ellen J. Kolansky to clarify the outstanding issues. The parties were informed that, in the absence of an agreement, Ms. Kolansky would report to the proceeding on the status of the dispute, including the parties` final offers and recommendations to resolve the issues. After reviewing this information, the panel would take all the measures it deems appropriate to resolve the impasse, including the issuance of a binding decision. 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. After careful consideration of the evidence and arguments put forward, we conclude that the parties should adopt a compromise provision to resolve the performance bonus dispute and that the Union should withdraw its proposals for the annual bonus and the sharing of wage reductions in the face of business losses. The compromise consists of the current mandatory performance bonus regime of the Green Treaty, which has been amended to increase the minimum performance bonus amounts for employees who have been rated excellent from 3% to 3.5% and from 3% to 3.5% for employees rated as excellent in their annual evaluations; Management would continue to decide whether the premium is paid as an increase in hours or as a lump sum bonus.

We are convinced that maintaining an improved version of the current binding public procurement provision preserves a useful management tool to encourage employees to do their best. However, we do not believe that an annual bonus, which has nothing to do with productivity, would promote the same high level of performance. We are also convinced that the modest increase in percentages to be applied is affordable. In this context, the informal conference provided no evidence that the existing provision was almost too costly. In addition, the employer`s net profits indicate an improvement in the situation, partly related to the completion of some unprofitable activities (the closed recycling program would have lost $300,000 per year). From 1994 to 1995, net profit moved from red to black. Next year, the employer plans to open a sports bar worth it. Since the employer has not made specific claims as to the mandatory nature of the current auction provision, we will order the prosecution.

In addition, employees may be more motivated to do so if premiums for higher benefit levels are made mandatory by their mandatory obligation. 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.