LOCAL 1164 UNION MEMBERS MEETING
The next general members meeting is scheduled for Saturday April 13, 2019 in Worcester, MA. Actual location TBD. Lunch starts at 12:00 PM and the meeting runs from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.
January 15, 2019 - In case you didn’t know, our current contract contains a vision program. Article 9 Section 18 allows for eye examinations and eyeglasses/contacts for those using computers. The agency covers the amount of the exam up to $65, and the cost of eyeglasses/contacts up to $200. You are also given administrative time not to normally exceed 2 hours for all matters.
Unfortunately, the agency is attempting to unilaterally eliminate this program. Please see the contract and form SSA-4067 for further instructions. This is something you may want to act on sooner rather than later before the program ends.
December 19, 2018 - We wanted to let you know that SSA is one of the few federal agencies that are fully funded for FY 2019. As such we do not anticipate a government shut down to affect our operations. This was confirmed after a conference call yesterday 12-18-2019 with the Boston Operations Regional Commissioner. We will pass on any changes or unforeseen impacts by other agencies on our operations.
December 11, 2018 - Have you had problems with requesting overtime? Have you been asked to work overtime in full hour increments only? Is your office not offering overtime to address backlogged workloads? If so, we would like to hear from you. Please send us the contact us feature above or contact your area vice president.
October 20, 2018 - We received word that the national recruiting rebate ended September 30, 2018. The current rebate as offered by our local is $50 to the new member and $50 to the recruiter effective October 1, 2018.
October 19, 2018 - Our local union will be rerunning the 2018 officer election. Stay tuned for further communication from the election committee. In the meantime, please make sure that your mailing address is up to date on www.afge.org. That address will be used for mailing election material.