New Contract with Union Gives SBA Employees more Flexible Work Policies

More than 2,000 federal employees will now have more flexible workplace arrangements following a new three-year deal signed Thursday by the Small Business Administration and the American Federation of Government Employees.

“The signing of this contract signifies a positive shift in the relationship between AFGE and SBA and will help improve employee morale and the effectiveness of SBA in fulfilling the mission of the agency,” said AFGE Council 228 President Elaine Powell-Belnavis in a statement.

The agreement allows employees to work four ten-hour days each work week. SBA employees will also have an easier time signing up for and obtaining manager approval to telework.

SBA employees affected by the agreement will also enjoy an increased transit subsidy, a new system for employee-performance awards, and new ways to recognize employees who think of ways to improve the agency and those who reach a five-year milestone at SBA.

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