DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN DORN
VETERANS AFFAIRS MEDICAL CENTER
COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA
Case No. AT-CA-15-0461
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1915
On October 14, 2015, the Regional Director of the Atlanta Region of the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA/Authority), issued a Complaint and Notice of Hearing, alleging that the Department of Veterans Affairs, William Jennings Bryan Dorn Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Columbia, South Carolina (Respondent), violated § 7116(a)(1) and (5) of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute (Statute). The Complaint alleged that the Respondent implemented a change to the CT policy without negotiating with the American Federation of Government Employees, Local 1915 (Union) over the impact and implementation of the planned change and did not respond to the Union’s request to negotiate over the change to the CT policy.
The Complaint indicated that a hearing on the allegations would be held on December 8, 2015, and advised the Respondent that an Answer to the Complaint was due no later than November 9, 2015. The Complaint was served by first class mail on Respondent’s agents, Tamara Nichols, Chief, Human Resources Management Service and Asha Burrell, Employee/Labor Relations Specialist, Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 6439 Garners Ferry Road, Columbia, SC 29209, and the Respondent failed to file an Answer to the Complaint.