4. At this time, SSA has no plan to use machine pacing in field offices.  However, should SSA propose to implement machine pacing, it will    provide advance notice to the Council President and an opportunity to the Union to bargain in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 71.

Appendix B

Indoor Air Quality

A. The parties agree that all SSA employees are entitled to work in an environment containing safe and healthful indoor air quality.

B. The Administration shall provide safe and healthful indoor air quality by conforming to laws, guidelines, regulations and/or policies issued by federal regulatory agencies such as OSHA, EPA and GSA.

C. Onsite investigations/inspections will be conducted when a problem concerning INDOOR AIR QUALITY or BUILDING RELATED ILLNESS is formally brought to management's attention.  These investigations/inspections shall meet the criteria of the GSA Federal Property Management Regulations and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the protocols of OSHA or the American Conference of Government Industrial Hygienists.

D. In compliance with engineering standards, SSA shall maintain ventilation efficiency by:

1. ensuring that, as appropriate, outdoor air supply dampers and room    vents are open;

2. removing or modifying partitions or obstructions which block fresh air    flow;

3. balancing the system to prevent inflow or outflow of contaminated air    due to pressure differentials between rooms.

E.  In all facilities occupied by SSA employees, the Administration shall ensure that:

1. filtration, electronic cleaners, chemical treatment with activated charcoal or other absorbents are used.

2. humidity is maintained in accordance with ASHRAE standards.