Appendix F - Meetings Decisional Analysis

MEETINGS DECISIONAL ANALYSIS


The following is a chart which, by focusing on the topic of the meeting, suggests to union representatives and agency officials which factors to analyze to determine if a meeting creates any representational rights. The goal is make the proper determination before a meeting occurs, rather than evaluating whether the agency violated the Statute after the meeting has taken place.

TOPICFACTORS TO CONSIDER
Do you intend to discuss any pending grievance, whether at the informal or formal stages of the negotiated grievance procedure?

Formal Discussion factors in Part 2 Section.

Negotiated Grievance Procedure in Part Section B.1.

Bypass factors in Part III, Section A.
Do you intend to discuss a workplace matter of concern to employees generally?

Formal Discussion factors in Part 2 Section D 

Do you intend to discuss a personnel policy or practice that pertains generally to all the employees? Formal Discussion factors in Part 2 Section D
Do you intend to discuss with one employee a formally proposed or final decision on a performance or disciplinary matter?  Formal Discussion factors in Part 2 Section D
Do you intend to discuss a formal EEO complaint?Formal Discussion factors in Part 2 Section D
Do you intend to ask questions of, or solicit information from, the employee about a matter under investigation?Investigatory Examination factors in Part III, Section D.
Do you intend to secure an admission from the employee or ask the employee to explain his/her conduct?Investigatory Examination factors in Part III, Section D.
Do you intend to meet with unit employees and discuss a negotiable matter that is, or soon could be, a subject of negotiations with the union? Bypass factors in Part III, Section A. 
 
Do you intend to discuss a subject where the parties' contract or practice allows for union representation?Representational Rights Created by Contract and Practice in Part III, Section C.