The OPM on Thursday published guidelines for agencies explaining how they should use the new database on collective agreements. It is also holding a call with agency labour relations directors to demonstrate the new system, the OPM official said. Sign up for our daily newsletters so you never miss a shot in all areas of the federal government A collective agreement (CBA) is a written legal contract between an employer and a union representing workers. The KNA is the result of a broad negotiation process between the parties on issues such as wages, working time and working conditions. Once labour relations specialists are registered, they can, through the new system, submit new or updated collective agreements to OPM. Previously, agencies emailed their documents and went back and forth with OPM to make sure the right information was collected, the official said. At the time of launch, the database had 774 collective agreements, a sum that reflected the number of CBAs received at that time by OPM agencies. The President`s EO for Collective Bargaining had set a deadline for agencies to file all current collective agreements and new arbitration decisions with the OPM. This organization was then responsible for imposing on agencies a format to submit these agreements and then making them all available to the public online. The database allows users to search for collective agreements by agency and sub-agency. For example, the public may see all CBAs active in the Department of Defense and then limit their search to all military agreements. If you have any questions regarding the filing of ASAs and arbitrations, please contact OPM`s Liability and Labour Relations staff at LRG@opm.gov.
If you have any questions about certain BCAs that you will find in this database, please contact the agency associated with this CBA. Information on representative data for all bargaining units certified by the Federal Labour Agency, including name, description, location, bargaining unit employee population and other information, can be found in the Federal Labor Management Information System. Nicole Ogrysko is a journalist for the Federal News Network, which focuses on federal staff and federal compensation and benefits. OPM`s Office of Labour Relations Policy collaborated with a web development team in the Office of the Agency`s Chief Information Officer to create the collective agreement database. All agreements are legible, allowing members of the public to search for individual documents looking for certain terms, the OPM official said. But the search function in the CBA database allows agencies and the public to search for a word or phase in all available agreements. The Office of Human Resources Management on Thursday launched a new online database containing collective agreements of authorities across the government. Collective agreements whose durations have expired or reversed must be reopened, even if agencies or employee unions have not chosen to review the CBA again, OPM said in November. The creation and introduction of the new collective agreement database, released earlier this week by the Federal News Network in preview, meets a requirement of one of the President`s May 2018 personnel regulations. . . .