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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
OFFICE OF LABOR-MANAGEMENT STANDARDS
WASHINGTON, DC 20210
DETERMINATION

Determination of Complaints Filed under Section 458.63 of the Assistant Secretary’s
Standards of Conduct Regulations (29 CFR 458.63) Issued pursuant to
Section 7120(d) of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. 7120(d))

On December 3, 2009, the Secretary of Labor received complaints alleging violations of Section 458.29 of the Rules and Regulations of the Assistant Secretary issued pursuant to Section 7120(d) of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (CSRA), in the regularly scheduled election of officers conducted on August 22, 2009, by American Federation of Government Employees Council 215 in Falls Church, Virginia.

Pursuant to Section 458.50 of the Rules and Regulations, the Chief of the Division of Enforcement of the Office of Labor Management Standards (OLMS) caused an investigation to be conducted by the Department of Labor. The investigation disclosed that the conduct of the challenged election may have violated Section 458.29 of the Rules and Regulations in that Council 215 failed to comply with a reasonable request to distribute campaign literature. It also failed to provide adequate safeguards to insure a fair election and did not treat candidates equally in providing information about the election and campaign mailings.

Apprised of these findings, American Federation of Government Employees Council 215
agreed to conduct a new election with new nominations, if needed, and the installation of officers for the offices of executive vice president, treasurer, and secretary under the supervision of the Chief of the Division of Enforcement, in accordance with Section 458.29 of the Rules and Regulations of the Assistant Secretary. The agreed upon remedial election was concluded on August 31, 2010. It is, therefore,

DETERMINED, that there is probable cause to believe that violations of Section 458.29 of the Rules and Regulations occurred which may have affected the outcome of the election conducted by American Federation of Government Employees Council 215 on August 22, 2009, but that these violations have been remedied by the new election, conducted in accordance with Section 458.29, under the supervision of the Chief, Division of Enforcement, OLMS, on August 31, 2010.

Therefore, enforcement proceedings under Section 458.66 of the Rules and Regulations of the Assistant Secretary to set aside the election conducted on August 22, 2009 are not warranted.


Signed this 24th day of September, 2010.

 

Patricia Fox
Chief, Division of Enforcement


U.S. Department of Labor
Office of Labor-Management Standards
Division of Enforcement
Washington, DC 20210
(202) 693-0143 Fax: (202) 693-1343

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 28, 2010

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Dear |||||||||:

The enclosed Determination represents the Department's final disposition of the matter mentioned therein.

Sincerely,

 

Patricia Fox
Chief, Division of Enforcement

Enclosure

U.S. Department of Labor
Office of Labor-Management Standards
Division of Enforcement
Washington, DC 20210
(202) 693-0143 Fax: (202) 693-1343

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 28, 2010

Mr. James E. Marshall, President
AFGE Council 215
American Federation of Government Employees Council 215
P.O. Box 1698
Falls Church, Virginia 22041

Dear Mr. Marshall:

The enclosed Determination represents the Department's final disposition of the matter mentioned therein.

Sincerely,

 

Patricia Fox
Chief, Division of Enforcement

Enclosure


U.S. Department of Labor
Office of Labor-Management Standards
Division of Enforcement
Washington, DC 20210
(202) 693-0143 Fax: (202) 693-1343

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 28, 2010

Mr. John Gage, National President
AFGE
80 F Street, NW
Washingtin, DC 20001

Dear Mr. Gage:

The enclosed Determination represents the Department's final disposition of the matter mentioned therein.

Sincerely,

 

Patricia Fox
Chief, Division of Enforcement

Enclosure

U.S. Department of Labor
Office of Labor-Management Standards
Division of Enforcement
Washington, DC 20210
(202) 693-0143 Fax: (202) 693-1343

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 28, 2010

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Dear |||||||||:

The enclosed Determination represents the Department's final disposition of the matter mentioned therein.

Sincerely,

 

Patricia Fox
Chief, Division of Enforcement

Enclosure