Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office, Arlington,
Virginia and Patent Office Professional Association, Case No.
99 FSIP 15, March 29, 1999 (Release No. 419).
The AGENCY proposed the following:
M46ax. For up to 3500 parking spaces, any bargaining unit professional
who has a parking permit assigned through the Office of Administrative
Services at the time of initial relocation to the consolidated
facility shall be guaranteed a parking space at the consolidated
facility. A parking agreement regarding after working hours and
weekend parking, and allocation of any parking spaces in excess
of 3500, if available, will be partnered and/or negotiated commencing
within one year of award of the lease for the consolidated facility.
46g. Bargaining unit professionals hired after moving to the
new building will be eligible for parking through an agency wide
The UNION proposed the following:
PLBO 46(a). Except for PTO parking spaces required to be set
aside by government-wide regulations on parking, the PTO shall
assign a parking permit at the consolidated facility to every
bargaining unit professional who has a parking permit assigned
through the Office of Administrative Services or its equivalent
at the time of initial relocation to the consolidated facility.
PLBO 46(b). Bargaining unit professionals moving from Crystal
City to the consolidated facility shall, after the needs of existing
parking permit holders at the Crystal City location have been
met pursuant to subsection 46(a), be offered any excess parking
spaces on the basis of seniority in the PTO in an equitable manner
with other PTO employees.
PLBO 46(c). All bargaining unit professionals will have access
to parking at the consolidated facility after 6 PM and before
6 AM on weekdays and at all hours on weekends and federal holidays.
PLBO 46(d). All parking areas and walkways to and from parking
provided for bargaining unit professionals shall have a personal
emergency safety notification system.
PLBO 46(e). A reasonable number of temporary parking spaces (i.e.,
hourly and daily) will be available for bargaining unit professionals
for use during weekdays between 6 AM and 6 PM.
PLBO 46(f). There will be environmentally enclosed walkways between
all parking facilities provided for bargaining unit professionals
and buildings housing bargaining unit professionals.
PLBO 46(g). Bargaining unit professionals hired after moving
to the consolidated facility and bargaining unit professionals
whose parking needs have not been met will be eligible for parking
through an agency wide waiting list for which bargaining unit
professionals will be eligible for parking on a first come first
ARBITRATOR Mary E. Jacksteit ordered the parties to adopt the AGENCY's