Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, Western
Area Distribution Center, Rancho Cordova, California and Chapter
239, National Treasury Employees Union, Case No. 99 FSIP 121,
October 25, 1999 (Release No. 425).
The UNION proposed that the current contract language remain in
effect with a performance rating of 4.1 or greater receiving a performance
The AGENCY proposed the use of a percentage system with no know
ARBITRATOR Bonnie P. Castrey ordered the adoption of the UNION's
. . . TIME-OFF
Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Engraving and Printing,
Washington, D.C. and Chapter 201, National Treasury Employees Union,
Case No. 99 FSIP 96, November 24, 1999 (Release No. 426).
The UNION proposed the following:
A time-off award is time off work without charge to leave. A
time-off award is intended to recognize employees who demonstrate
the following types of achievement: 1. Making a high-quality contribution
involving a difficult or important project or assignment; 2. Displaying
special initiative and skill in completing an assignment or project
before the deadline; [and] 3. Ensuring that the mission of the
Bureau is accomplished during a difficult period by successfully
completing additional work on a project assignment while maintaining
the employee's own workload.
The AGENCY had no counterproposal.
The PANEL ordered the parties to adopt the UNION's proposal.