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Customs Union Can’t Revive Performance Rating Proposal (1)

Dec. 3, 2019, 6:34 PMUpdated: Dec. 3, 2019, 10:16 PM

A Federal Labor Relations Authority ruling against a union that proposed requiring the Customs and Border Protection to bargain over using certain employee-performance rating levels was denied review by an appeals court Dec. 3.

The FLRA concluded that allowing the National Treasury Employees Union to demand bargaining over the issue would interfere with the CBP’s nonnegotiable rights to direct employees and assign work. Setting the number of rating levels for both individual elements of the job and overall performance were essential aspects of those rights, the FLRA said.

This is a permissible and reasonable interpretation of the Federal Service Labor-Management...

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