September 21, 2021
Administrative Director, CWA District 2-13
Re: COVID-19 Work At Home-Seventh Renewal
As a result of the current COVID-19 outbreak, through February 5, 2022,
certain eligible employees shall be entitled to work at home on a voluntary basis.
Management will determine how many employees are eligible to work at home by
title, location and work group, and employees in the eligible title, location and
work group will volunteer to work at home. If there are more volunteers in a
particular title, location and work group than management determines are eligible
to work at home, volunteers will be selected by seniority. Every accepted
volunteer's wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment will
continue to be governed by the applicable collective bargaining agreement.
Accepted volunteers will be responsible for installing and maintaining all
Company property provided to them in order to perform work at home. While
working at home, it is the accepted volunteer's responsibility to comply with all
Company rules and policies. For example, all accepted volunteers must use all
Company property in accordance with Company rules and policies and protect
Company and customer proprietary information in accordance with such rules and
policies. Management retains the discretion to terminate an accepted volunteer's
temporary work at home arrangement if an accepted volunteer fails to abide by the
Company's work rules or policies. If any accepted volunteer comes to their normal
reporting location during their temporary work at home arrangement, no payment
for mileage or travel time will bemade.
The Union understands the return to work process, when it occurs, may take
several weeks to complete (estimated between two and four weeks). The Union agrees
to work with the Company to help achieve the most efficient process possible to return
WAH employees to their reporting centers.
This agreement is without prejudice or precedent to any position that any
party to this agreement may wish to take in any other proceeding involving any
matter. This agreement, and the underlying facts related to this agreement, shall
not be cited by any party in any proceeding in any forum including, but not limited
to, any arbitration or matter before any federal, state or local court or administrative
agency, involving any matter, except as necessary to enforce the terms of this
Please indicate your agreement with the above by signing a copy of this letter
where indicated and returning it to me.
Very truly yours,
Agreed for the Union: Date: 09-21-2021