FLRA Documents relating to NFFE Local 1998 and/or Passport Services

Negotiability Appeal Decision: Decision and Order on Negotiability Issues: 66 FLRA No. 26. The FLRA ruled that the overwhelming majority of the Union’s proposals regarding a move to new office space were negotiable. (September 20, 2011)

Negotiability Appeal Decision: Decision and Order on Negotiability Issues: 60 FLRA No. 34. The FLRA issued a decision in this negotiability appeal, ruling that the Union’s proposals – including the proposal to “maintain the status quo” – were negotiable, in response to Management’s attempt to terminate three compressed work schedules. Management was ordered to substantively bargain with the Union prior to terminating the compressed work schedules. (August 17, 2004)

Order Dismissing Exceptions: This decision by the FLRA came in an “exception” (an appeal) of an arbitrator’s decision. The FLRA denied the exception on the basis that the Union had withdrawn the grievance: 48 FLRA No. 117. (December 8, 1993)

Unfair Labor Practice Charge: The FLRA upheld an Unfair Labor Practice Charge filed by NFFE Local 1998 regarding Passport Services’ refusal to provide the addresses of bargaining unit employees: 43 FLRA No. 36. (November 27, 1991)

Order Denying Application for Review: This decision by the FLRA ended Management’s attempt to decertify NFFE Local 1998 as the exclusive representative of Passport Services bargaining unit employees: 35 FLRA No. 129. (May 30, 1990)

Certification of Consolidation of Units: Consolidation of Union: FLRA Case No. 3-UC-50003. The FLRA certified NFFE Local 1998 as the exclusive representative of all Passport Services bargaining unit employees nationwide. (September 10, 1985)

Certification of Representative: Following the original certification issued in 1981, NFFE Local 1998 is certified as the exclusive Union representative for all Passport Services employees at the Washington, DC Headquarters: FLRA Case No. 3-RO-20016. (April 22, 1983)

Revoked Certification: The FLRA revoked the Certification of Representation issued to AFGE Local 3671 for a bargaining unit composed only of the Chicago Passport Agency. The Department of State filed a Petition for Review of the prior decision by the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Labor-Management Relations that had granted AFGE Local 3671 the Certification of Representation, and the FLRA ruled for the Department of State. FLRA Case No. 50-13100(RO) (May 1, 1979)