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NATCA NATIONAL OFFICE DEPARTMENTAL WEEK IN REVIEW May 13-19, 2017 LABOR RELATIONS DEPARTMENT NATCA RECEIVES BRIEFING REGARDING eTELEWORK PILOT PROGRAM On May 19, 2017, NATCA received a briefing regarding the eTelework Pilot Program, regarding the Agency's plans to expand its pilot of the eTelework Agreement to the Office of Communications (AOC), Commercial Space Transportation (AST), Office of Finance and Management (AFN), Management Services (AJG), and Mission Support Services (AJV). The eTelework Agreement is an electronic version of the existing FAA telework agreement. The eTelework Agreements will be housed in CASTLE, the Agency's Time and Attendance system. This new program does not affect NATCA BUEs because NATCA BUEs will continue to be covered by the versions of the telework agreements identified in their CBAs (HRPM WLB-12.3 FAA Telework Program 2010 for the Purple Book and 2006 for the Light Blue Book). Both the 2010 and 2006 versions of the policy require that the Agency maintain paper telework agreements. POCs: Region X RVP Mike MacDonald, AIR National Representative Scott Odle, and Assistant Director of Labor Relations Nicole Vitale. WESTERN SERVICE AREA PROJECT COORDINATION SOP On May 17, 2017, the Agency briefed NATCA regarding revisions to a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for Technical Operations Project Coordination within the Western Service Area (WSA). The Agency explained that the WSA used the initial version of this SOP for four years. The new revisions are the result of comments the Agency received during 30 training workshops it held in 2013 and 2014. The revised SOP is very similar to the SOP recently adopted in the Central Service Area (CSA). The Agency noted that the Eastern Service Area (ESA) is also developing its own SOP. The Agency explained that the differences between the WSA and CSA SOPs are primarily formatting. Additionally, the WSA SOP includes the Planning and Requirements Group (PRG) as a signatory, but the CSA SOP does not. NATCA reiterated its desire to see a single, nationwide Project Coordination SOP, particularly because people work on projects outside of their Service Area. The Agency stated that it may begin working toward a single nationwide SOP in a year or so. NATCA confirmed during the briefing that this SOP does not change working conditions for any employees. POCs: Region X ARVP Ed Szczuka, Larry Anderson, Quang Nguyen, and Labor Relations Attorney Grant Mulkey.

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