Other agencies are at different stages of the collective bargaining process with their unions. The National Treasury Employees Union, which is involved at various stages of negotiations with several agencies, also noted the diversity. Tim Whitehouse, Executive Director of Employees for Environmental Responsibility and former EPO General Counsel, said the proposal reflected unilateral proposals for collective bargaining that would be introduced in other agencies where «there are no negotiations, only ultimatums.» NTEU is also negotiating with the EPO. According to the union, the passport body intervened to clarify differences of opinion on the basic rules. The federal association of federal officials said it was close to reaching a new agreement with VA. In its proposed settlement agreement, FLRA proposed to the EPA to terminate the contract initially imposed on the union and to declare its readiness to return to the negotiating table with AFGE. However, the FLRA cannot impose its decision without a general. In April, the Federal Service Impasses Panel (FSIP), a seven-member federal Labor Relations Authority body, confirmed most of the health service and staff that proposed to amend its collective agreement with the National Treasury Employees Union. The council also rewrote the terms of a dozen employment contract proposals between the Social Security Administration and AFGE. «Many agencies have resorted to completely circumventing the collective bargaining process by reaching surface negotiations — without meaningful participation in the negotiations — to obtain the Federal Service Impasses Panel (FSIP), where the Trump-appointed body has disproportionately decided in favour of management,» wrote Gary Peters (D-Mich.), a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. , in a letter to congressional leaders on November 20.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has resumed its collective agreements with AFGE and other workers` unions and has proactively announced its plans to implement personnel decisions. AFGE, for example, is in the midst of negotiations with the departments of housing and urban development and veterans affairs, two of the union`s largest bargaining units.