History of SSA 1993 - 2000
2000 SSA/AFGE Ratification Agreement
Section 1. Introduction
The parties recognize that a new relationship between labor and management as partners is essential for transforming the Social Security Administration into an agency that works more efficiently and effectively and better serves customer needs. This partnership involves the sharing of information at the earliest pre-decisional stage, thereby engendering mutual trust and respect to better serve the agency’s mission.
Section 2. Principles
Administration and Union representatives will bargain in good faith, including bargaining on issues which may fall under 7106 (b)(1), using interest-based bargaining (IBB) with the objective of reaching agreement. Every effort shall be made to reach agreements that address the interests of both parties. The procedures for implementing IBB, including providing necessary training and facilitation, and use of alternate dispute resolution procedures, will be developed by the National Partnership Council.
Section 3. Partnership Councils
Section 4. Other
To the extent that no conflict exists, this article does not supersede the SSA/AFGE Memorandum of Understanding of June 22, 1994.