Exclusive Representative's Rights and Obligations

An exclusive representative is any labor organization which is certified under the Statute as the exclusive representative of employees in an appropriate unit, or was recognized by an agency immediately before the effective date of the Statute as the exclusive representative of employees in an appropriate unit and continues to be so recognized in accordance with the provisions of the Statute

The labor organization is the exclusive representative of the employees in the unit it represents and is entitled to act for and negotiate collective bargaining agreements covering all employees in the unit.

The exclusive representative must be given the opportunity to be represented at any examination of a unit employee by a representative of the agency in connection with an investigation if the employee reasonably believes that the examination may result in disciplinary action against the employee and if the employee requests representation. Management is required to inform employees of this right annually.

The duty to bargain in good faith imposed by the Statute requires an agency to bargain during the term of a collective bargaining agreement on negotiable union proposals concerning matters which are not contained in the agreement unless the union has waived its right to bargain about the subject matter involved.

Any member of the exclusive representative who is an employee of the agency in the appropriate unit can use payroll deductions to pay regular and perioduc dues to the exclusive representative upon submission