Executive Order Ruling
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Early this morning, U.S. District Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson issued an order declaring those provisions of the three executive orders issued by the President that impact collective bargaining rights to be unlawful and enjoined their application. This includes the restrictions on the use and negotiation of official time, and other limits on what can be negotiated - such as the exclusion of awards and removals and performance ratings from the grievance procedures, and the prohibition on negotiating over permissive matters (which are still in agency discretion). Here is the decision.
August 20, 2018
POPA has no information about when the systems will be up and running again but we recognize that the negative impacts on examiners continue to grow.
Reminder that a new transit subsidy benefit system is coming for FY2019 that will only require applying once a year. The new enrollment/annual certification deadline for FY2019: September 4, 2018. You must take training prior to applying. Other time is available for POPA bargaining unit employees to take the training.
The Temporary Extension of TEAPP Operating Procedures Agreement, known as the "Gap Agreement," has been amended to expire on November 30, 2018.