March 19, 2021 - AFGE Council 220 submitted a settlement offer to SSA on Friday concerning the loss of Wednesday adjudication time. We'll share more as it develops.
Bargaining Unit employees who previously had Wednesday afternoon adjudication time, are to receive 5 hours of adjudication time during core hours (free from interviews, phones, walk-in’s, calling numbers, trainings, etc.), for each employee every week. The 5 hours can be assigned as one block of time, or can be broken down into no more than two blocks of time with one block being no less than three hours. Adjudication time should be scheduled at least one week in advance so that employees can plan their time accordingly.
All current performance based actions are to be halted and the employee is to have 120 days after the return of adjudication time to have their performance re-evaluated.
All current disciplinary actions are to be reviewed for any offense or charge that could be related to or arising from the lack of adjudication time. The identified offenses or charges are to be removed, and the disciplinary action is to be reconsidered based on what remains.
A reversal of all disciplinary and performance based actions issued since Wednesday adjudication time was removed, which were based (in whole or in part) on any aspect that could be related to or arising from the loss of adjudication time.
All employees who have had their PACS scores downgraded, since Wednesday adjudication time was removed, are to have their PACS scores restored and are to receive any benefit associated with the revised score.