Tue, 10/17/2017
Memorandum of Agreement


2017 NDAA Section 704:
Expansion of Medical Treatment Facility Hours

1. The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Council 214 and Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC), hereafter referred to as the Union and Management, hereby enter into this Memorandum of Agreement regarding subject expansion of Medical Treatment Facility (MTF) hours as it applies to bargaining unit employees covered by the Master Labor Agreement (MLA) between the parties.

2. The 2017 NDAA Section 704 requires the Department of Defense to ensure the availability of primary care services based on the needs of the patient population empaneled to the MTF. At 44 Air Force MTF’s, some of which are AFMC installations, sufficient demand exists to have appointments available for patient care until at least 1630 hours, Monday through Friday, in their primary care clinics. This change in primary clinic hours also affects ancillary services such as pharmacy, diagnostic imaging, laboratory, and any other services involved in direct patient care which may be required to adjust hours to ensure availability to services. The decision on which clinics and ancillary services involved in direct patient care will experience expanded hours will be specific to each installation. This MOA implements the expansion of the MTF hours as they impact Bargaining Unit Employees (BUEs), subject to the provisions outlined below.

3. The Local Union President will be notified prior to implementation of any changes impacting bargaining unit employees and provided a briefing from the local MTF on the proposed changes to the primary care and ancillary services hours within the MTF at the installation in accordance with the 2017 NDAA Section 704. Local impacts and implementation of changes to MTF employees’ hours who are engaged in clinical and ancillary services will be determined by negotiations between Management and the Local Union President (or designee).

4. All remedies available under the MLA or 5 U.S.C. 71 will remain available to the parties if concerns cannot be cooperatively resolved.

For Management/date				For the Union/date

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Command Surgeon 		                Executive Assistant
HQ AFMC SG					AFGE Council 214 

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Labor Relations Specialist			Executive Assistant
HQ AFMC/A1KL					AFGE Council 214   

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