B. Lunch and Breaks Management will continue the existing lunch and break arrangements.  If Management determines that an adjustment to lunch and/or breaks is necessary to solve any significant public service or operational problems caused by the CWS plan, the Union will be given the opportunity to bargain on such changes in working conditions, consistent with 5 U.S.C. 71 and the National Agreement.

Section 4--Flextime Procedures (OHA Headquarters & Field Offices)


A. Flextime procedures for employees of the Office of Hearings and Appeals are set forth below.  All other OHA negotiated flextime provisions in effect on September 5, 1990 remain in effect.

B. Flextime Procedures for OHA Headquarters   

1. Core Time and Flexible band for OHA Headquarters
Core time is from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  The flexible bands are from 6 a.m to 9:30 a.m. and from 2:30 p.m. until 6 p.m.

2.  Periods of Absence
Employees who flex-in and flex-out during their work shift must use the    serial sign-in/sign-out sheet.  Employees are responsible for working their    scheduled workday shift of eight (8) or nine (9) hours.

3.  Delayed Opening
When the opening of the office is delayed for any reason, the office hours    will be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for the eight-hour tour and 8 a.m. to 5:30    p.m for the nine-hour tour.

C. Flextime Procedure for OHA Field Offices

1. Core Time and Flexible band for OHA Field Offices (excluding the    Wilkes Barre Word Processing Center)

Core time is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The flexible bands are from 6:30 a.m to    9 a.m. and from 3 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.

2.  Periods of Absence -Flex During Core Hours

Employees who flex-in and flex-out during their work shift must use the    serial sign-in/sign-out sheet.  Employees are responsible for working their    scheduled workday shift of eight (8) or nine (9) hours.