Article 5

Supplemental Agreements and Memoranda of Understanding


Section 1--Supplemental Agreements


The parties agree that there shall be no supplemental agreements under this agreement.

The parties also agree that existing supplemental agreements are to be treated as past practices and shall not be changed except in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 71.     

Section 2--Terms of Preexisting Agreements


Those provisions of labor agreements that preexisted the 1982 National Agreement that met the criteria for continuation under the 1982 agreement, and were not subsequently changed per 5 U.S.C. 71, shall be treated as past practices and shall not be changed except in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 71.     

Section 3--Memoranda of Understanding


Those provisions of written memoranda of understanding that preexisted this Agreement which are not specifically covered by this Agreement and do not detract from it shall be treated as past practices and shall not be changed except in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 71.