Executive Order (EO) 13836, Developing Efficient, Effective, and Cost-Reducing Approaches to Federal Sector Collective Bargaining, signed by the President on May 25, 2018, requires agencies to submit any long-term collective agreement (CBA) and its expiry date within 30 days of the CBA`s entry into force. EO 13836 also requires OPM to make these CBAs available to the public on the internet. This promotes transparency by allowing the public to consult the types of agreements between federal agencies and industry unions. Agencies are also required to submit arbitration awards to OPM within 10 business days of receipt. OPM has issued a memorandum on the publication of the CBA database, which contains guidelines on agency requirements for CBAs and arbitration awards. Contract for Unit 4: July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2021 Starting in 1947, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) acted under the mandate of the Taft-Hartley Act, also known as the Labor Management Relations Act, to request collective agreements and make them available in a publicly available file. In September 2007, responsibility for maintaining collective agreements and continuing to collect these agreements was formally transferred from the BLS to the EMPLOYment Standards Administration (ESA) Laboratory Management Standards (ESA) within the U.S. Department of Labor. This transfer was the result of Secretaries Regulation 4-2007, which appeared in the federal registry on May 8, 2007.
If you have questions about CBA filing and arbitration decisions, please contact OPM Accountability and Workforce Relations staff at l`LRG@opm.gov. If you have any questions about certain CBAs in this database, please contact the agency associated with the CBA. Information on representative data for all tariff units certified by the Federal Office of Labour Relations, including name, description, location, number of employees in the tariff unit and other information, is available in the federal information system for employment services. You will find information about other collective agreements in our guide, unions and the Internet, collective agreements. Please note that the Kheel Center has entered into a donation contract with the BLS for the entire historical collection of the BLS Collective Agreements file, previously hosted by the National Archives and Records Administration, and to update these records as they become available.