AFSC/LG OCR

Date: 
Fri, 10/09/2020

Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs) within the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center (AFNWC)

Date: 
Tue, 04/21/2020
MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT (MOA)

ON

Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs) within the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center (AFNWC)

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 PEDs within AFNWC as it applies to bargaining unit employees (BUEs) covered by the Master Labor Agreement (MLA) between the parties.

2. PEDs include Government or personal cellular/personal communications service and/or radio frequency (RF), infrared (IR) wireless devices, which can be further described as cell phones, tablets, cameras and digital or tape voice recorders, smart watches and similar devices with Bluetooth capabilities. The storage of these PEDs will be required before entering the office space that is designated or accredited for the processing, handling or discussion of classified and Controlled Unclassified Information that resides within Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center’s (AFNWC) operating areas. Management will post applicable signs delineating this space having restrictions for mobile devices. Management will provide individual locked storage containers to be located outside of this space.

3. This MOA does not apply to mobile devices having minimal storage and transmission capabilities such as one way key fobs used for medical alert, motor vehicles or home security systems nor does it apply to fitness trackers that do not contain camera, microphone, Bluetooth, cellular, WI-FI or similar wireless technology.

4. BUEs can submit waivers for medical devices to include but not limited to hearing aids, pacemakers, implanted medical devices, and personal life support systems. When evaluating requests to approve medical devices for BUEs, an individualized assessment will be made consistent with the requirement of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

5. Management will provide BUEs the use of VOIP or other type of phone access to attend to stand by emergency type situations i.e. Childcare, family illness/crises, doctor calls, appointments or similar communications of reasonable duration and frequency that do not adversely affect official duty performance. Any such use shall be in accordance with DoD Regulation 5500.7.R, Joint Ethics Regulation, and any other relevant federal, DoD or Air Force rules.

6. This MOA will be in effect only after AFNWC has paid for and installed lockable storage lockers for the PEDs.

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


FOR MANAGEMENT                                         FOR THE UNION 



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PATRICK J. MCWAIN, NH-IV                               TROY TINGEY
Chief, Information Protection                          President
Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center                       AFGE Council 214



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COLLETTE MYERS                                         TUJA STUARD
Labor Relations Specialist                             Executive Assistant
HQ AFMC/A1KL                                           AFGE Council 214

By-Law Requirements for Suicide Prevention and Bystander Intervention Training

Date: 
Mon, 01/13/2020
MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT (MOA)

ON

By-Law Requirements for Suicide Prevention and Bystander Intervention Training

 

(Supersedes the MOA dated 9 Jan 19 on Integrated Suicide Prevention and Integrated Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Annual Training)

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 MOA regarding subject training initiative as it applies to bargaining unit employees covered by the Master Labor Agreement (MLA) between the Parties.

2. To meet annual by-law Suicide Prevention and Bystander Intervention training requirements, Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) will change the formal 60-minute training to an informal approach with the introduction of AFMC Connect. This MOA implements the mandated requirements for Suicide and Bystander Intervention Annual Training programs subject to the provisions outlined below.

3. New employees at their first duty station will be required to complete a 90-minute Initial Bystander Intervention Training which will meet both the Suicide Prevention and Bystander Intervention by-law requirements.

4. AFMC Connect will consist of monthly discussions where supervisors will lead a 15-30 minute conversation with employees on a designated topic. Each quarter questions will be embedded in the conversation that will meet the face-to-face by law training requirement. The objective is for maximum participation, however the mandatory training requirements will only be included quarterly.

5. An employee who, for personal reasons, does not feel comfortable participating in the face-to-face AFMC Connect discussions or the 90-minute Initial Bystander Intervention Training will be responsible for notifying their immediate supervisor of the need to complete the mandatory training through the identified and approved alternate method. The supervisor will direct the employee to view the alternate training materials at their personal work station or a work station with privacy. Supervisors do not have the authority to deny employee access to the alternate training method.

6. Those employees not available to attend the training due to TDY, leave, or any other reason will be provided the AFMC Connect document by their supervisor to they can review at their personal work station.

7. 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                                          FOR THE UNION 


//signed//                                               //signed//
__________________________                              _____________________________
MICHAEL OWENS                                           TROY TINGEY
AFMC Violence Prevention                                President
Program Manager                                         AFGE Council 214
HQ AFMC/A1RZ       



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_________________________                               ______________________________
COLLETTE MYERS                                          TUJA STUARD
Human Resources Specialist                              Executive Assistant
Labor Relations                                         AFGE Council 214
HQ AFMC/A1KL 

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