UNCLASSIFIED




DATE: JAN 91
MESSAGE NUMBER: #311700Z
CDRUSACFSC ALEX VA//CFSC-HR-P//
CINFORSCOM FT MCPHERSON GA//AFPR-CP//
CDRAMC ALEX VA//AMCPE-CH//
CDRUSAISC FT HUACHUCA AZ//AS-PER-AC//
CDRMTMC WASH DC//ANCIV-X//
CDRHSC FT SAM HOUSTON TX//HSPE-C//
CDRTRADOC FT MONROE VA/ATPR-CP//
CDRUSARPAC FT SHAFTER HI//APPE-CP//
GEN MGR HALE KOA HOTEL HONOLULU HI
SUPT USMA WEST POINT NY//MACP//

UNCLAS



SUBJECT: PROCEDURE TO FOLLOW WHEN NEGOTIATING A LABOR CONTRACT AFFECTING PAYROLL PROCEDURES OR EMPLOYEE BENEFITS



A. UNCLA MSG, USACFSC, DTG 231500Z OCT 90, SUBJ: NAF UNION PROPOSALS AFFECTING WAGES OR BENEFITS.

1. THE SUPREME COURT DECISION IN THE FORT STEWART CASE AND RECENT FLRA DECISIONS INVOLVING NAF LABOR CONTRACTS MAKE IT ESSENTIAL THAT MACOMS AND HQDA BE PROVIDED TIMELY INFORMATION DURING LABOR NEGOTIATIONS AND THE DOD EXPERIENCE CURVE IS BEING DEVELOPED, CLOSE COMMUNICATION AND COORDINATION IS NECESSARY. TO ASSIST IN ESTABLISHING ARMY POLICY AND TO ESTABLISH A MEDIUM OF COMMUNICATION FOR ALL ARMY AND DOD LABOR NEGOTIATORS, THE FOLLOWING WILL BE ADDED TO THE REQUIREMENT IN REFERENCE:

A. WHEN ENTERING INTO LABOR NEGOTIATIONS, PROVIDE CFSC-HR-P A COPY OF ALL UNION INITIATED NAF WAGE AND BENEFIT PROPOSALS, PREFERABLY WITHIN 24 HOURS OF RECEIPT.

B. ENSURE THAT SUPPORT ACTIVITIES HAVE ADEQUATE LEAD TIME TO ADJUST (WHEN POSSIBLE) TO THE PROVISIONS OF THE AGREEMENT. WHEN THE SIGNED AGREEMENT IS FORWARDED TO THE MACOM FOR REVIEW AND APPROVAL:

(1) PROVIDE CFSC-HR-P A COPY OF EACH CLAUSE, WHICH IMPACTS ON BENEFIT OR PAYROLL ADMINISTRATION.

(2) PROVIDE CENTRAL NAF PAYROLL OFFICE (CNPO) A COPY OF EACH CLAUSE WHICH IMPACTS ON PAYROLL ADMINISTRATION.

2. FOR PROPOSALS IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS, INSTALLATIONS, COMMUNITIES AND MACOMS WILL ENSURE CFSC-HR-P COORDINATION PRIOR TO MAKING COMMITMENT:

(A) CONTENT OR COVERAGE OF HEALTH INSURANCE, LIFE INSURANCE AND RETIREMENT PROGRAMS.

(B) ACTION TO BE TAKEN BY CNPO OR CFSC.

(C) PROCEDURES PRESCRIBED BY CNPO OR CFSC TO APPLY FOR, RECEIVE, OR INITIATE PAYMENT OF BENEFITS.

(D) TIME SCHEDULE FOR PAYMENT OF UNION DUES COLLECTED THROUGH PAYROLL DEDUCTION PROCEDURES (DUES CHECK OFF).

3. CFSC-HR-P POC IS MR. PETER GARY, DSN 221-7763, COMM 703-325-7763.

SANDRA G. CURRAN/703-325-7762
CHIEF, NAF PERSONNEL POLICY AND PROG. DIV