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EEOC Faces Employee Union’s Ire Over Return-to-Office Plan (1)

May 10, 2022, 1:40 PMUpdated: May 11, 2022, 2:02 PM

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is under fire from its employee union for allegedly requiring employees to return to in-person work without completing negotiations.

The American Federation of Government Employees Council 216, which represents EEOC workers, filed an unfair labor practice charge with the Federal Labor Relations Authority last week, the union announced Monday. AFGE is demanding 100% telework until the terms of the return-to-office plan are fully negotiated.

The EEOC allegedly told workers May 5 that they needed to return to their physical offices by May 16 with a re-entry plan that contained “subjects still at the bargaining ...