Photo of the Dallas skyline including the building housing EPA Region 6 and AFGE Local 1003.

Next Member Meeting is Tuesday, September 19, 2017 — TX/OK Rooms

Lunch will be available at 11:30 am — Meeting is from 11:45 am – 12:30 pm

New conference line #: (712) 451-0526; access code: 797 336

AFGE Local 1003 represents the bargaining unit at EPA Region 6. Local Union officers are volunteers who are allowed reasonable official time to work on representational issues. Officers are elected every two years.

Meetings are normally on the second Tuesday of each month in the 12th floor conference area at the Dallas regional office. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. and the meeting is conducted from 11:45 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Dues are among the lowest of any EPA local  — $13.15 per pay period.

Almost 50 percent of Region 6 Bargaining Unit employees are active, dues-paying members. The bargaining unit consists of more than 600 specialists, analysts, attorneys, assistants, administrative, secretarial and clerical support staff.  AFGE serves as the bargaining unit’s exclusive representative. If you have questions concerning your bargaining unit status, contact us at (214) 665-7566.

Bargaining Unit employees are covered by the Master Collective Bargaining Agreement and other locally negotiated agreements (see below).

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Clovis Steib President MM (214) 665-7566
Mark Ford Vice President ORC (214) 665-7336
VACANT Treasurer
Shellita Garrett Secretary EN (214) 665-8535
VACANT Chief Steward
VACANT Parliamentarian/Librarian
A D Talton Sergeant-at-Arms, Acting EN (214) 665-6651


Cindy Parker MM (214) 665-7291
Kimeka Price EN (214) 665-7438
Craig Lutz EN (214) 665-2190
Jeff Riley MM (214) 665-8542
A D Talton EN (214) 665-6651

Graphic used at top of bulletins to members. Cartoon cop blowing his whistle and raising his hand and text: The Bargaining Unit Blotter. Policing Region 6 Management since 1997.

Click on the links below to view the PDF files of messages sent to bargaining unit employees.

PARS  — October 15, 2015 (originally February 20, 2015)

Explanation of ULP Notice — May 21, 2015

Building Lease Rules — April 30, 2015

Sick Leave Clarification — March 11, 2015

Documentation — November 19, 2014

Prohibited Practices — August 22, 2014

Flexiplace Clarifications — August 13, 2014

Click on the links below to view the PDF files.

AFGE Local 1003 Constitution

AFGE Local 1003 Bylaws


Regional Memoranda of Understanding

Union Use of Agency Facilities, 1997

Awards Board, 1998

Customer Action Feedback Engine, 2002

Alternate Work Schedules, 2003

New Employee Orientation, 2004

Management Division Retreat, 2006

Selection Protocol for Vacant Cubicles, 2006_amended_2009

Supplement to Article 23 Hours of Work, 2007

Floor Space Consolidation, 2008

COOP Testing and Exercises, 2011

Leadership Development Program for GS-12/13s and Non-supervisory GS-14/15s, 2011

Leadership Development Program for GS-7-11s, 2013

Job Swap, 2014

Eighth Floor Workspace Usage Guidance, 2014

Using Administrative Leave for Blood Donations, 2016

Cube Selection Process for 6th Floor Move, 2016

Updated May 3, 2017