Category: Policy

Information on Returning to Work

By now, all of you have received a SAFE message re-assigning our positions as Mission-Critical. This action by the Department of State dictates our nation-wide return to work on June 11, 2020. Some of you may have also seen the recent tweets and Press Releases by Congressman Lankford (Et al.) demanding Passport Services explore options […]

Agency “Cell Phone” Restrictions Are Revised, DAS Rebuilding Trust at Department of State: Passport Services

Rachel Arndt, Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) for Passport Services, eases restrictions with cell phone usage in passport offices for employees. She notified employees in passport offices on March 23rd, via e-mail and a revised policy Memo describing employee responsibilities under this new policy, and also reaffirming Core Values of Our People, Integrity “by boosting morale…, […]

Grievance Filed for FLSA Violation

Earlier this month of March, 2019, a grievance was filed at the Dallas Passport Center on behalf of union steward Antonio Crestotholos. While on his break and on his own personal time, Mr. Crestotholos engaged a colleague in conversation. Management, making the assumption Mr. Crestotholos was conducting official Union business, proceeded to use the opportunity […]