Recognition and Coverage of this Agreement

The American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO, is recognized as the exclusive representative of employees in a nonprofessional unit and a professional unit in accordance with the Certification of Consolidation of Units, Case No. 22-09146(UC), approved by the Federal Labor Relations Authority on August 30, 1979 and as subsequently added to by the Federal Labor Relations Authority.

This Agreement covers all employees pursuant to said recognition.

The parties further agree that should AFGE request certification to include subsequently organized groups of employees in the consolidated unit, such certification will not be opposed by SSA if the grouping would otherwise be considered an appropriate unit under the Law.  Upon certification by the FLRA, such groupings shall automatically come under this agreement.