PR21-894, Hearing on OAH Compensation


CHAIRMAN PHIL MENDELSON ANNOUNCES A PUBLIC ROUNDTABLE

PR 21-894, Collective Bargaining Agreement between the Federation of Administrative Law Judges – D.C. and the District of Columbia, and the Office of Administrative Hearings, the Government of the District of Columbia Emergency Approval Resolution of 2016

Council Chairman Phil Mendelson announces a public roundtable before the Committee of the Whole on PR 21-894, the “Collective Bargaining Agreement between the Federation of Administrative Law Judges – D.C. and the District of Columbia, and the Office of Administrative Hearings, the Government of the District of Columbia Emergency Approval Resolution of 2016.” The roundtable will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 13, 2016 in Hearing Room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building.

The stated purpose of PR 21-894 is to approve the negotiated collective bargaining agreement (CBA) submitted by Mayor Bowser for administrative law judges, who are represented by the Federation of Administrative Law Judges – DC (FALJ-DC), employed by the District of Columbia Government Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH). This is the first negotiated agreement between OAH and FALJ-DC. The CBA is effective during Fiscal Years 2016 through 2019. The purpose of this roundtable is to receive testimony from public witnesses as to the approval of this collective bargaining agreement.

Those who wish to testify are asked to telephone the Committee of the Whole, at (202) 724-8196, or email Christina Setlow, Deputy Committee Director at cow@dccouncil.us, and provide their name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation and title (if any) by close of business Monday, October 10, 2016. Persons wishing to testify are encouraged, but not required, to submit 15 copies of written testimony. If submitted by the close of business on October 10, 2016 the testimony will be distributed to Councilmembers before the hearing. Witnesses should limit their testimony to five minutes; less time will be allowed if there are a large number of witnesses. A copy of PR 21-894 can be obtained on http://lims.dccouncil.us, or through the Legislative Services Division (Room 10) of the Secretary of the Council’s office.

If you are unable to testify at the roundtable, written statements are encouraged and will be made a part of the official record. Written statements should be submitted to the Committee of the Whole, Council of the District of Columbia, Suite 410 of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20004. The record will close at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, October 17, 2016.