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WVVW  
#1 Posted : Tuesday, June 18, 2019 9:32:45 AM(UTC)

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Several years ago I was given a fitness for duty exam. The agency did not follow the procedures and provide me the reasons for the exam in writing. I tried to get the exam removed from my medical file through an administrative appeal but was denied. Last week I was reading our collective bargaining agreement and found that it is a violation to not provide me with written instructions for attending a FFDE. The agency is using this FFDE to deny a reasonable accommodation I requested. Is it possible to file a grievance now, after 3 years, for the agencies' violation of the CBA?
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#2 Posted : Wednesday, June 19, 2019 2:42:34 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: WVVW Go to Quoted Post
Several years ago I was given a fitness for duty exam. The agency did not follow the procedures and provide me the reasons for the exam in writing. I tried to get the exam removed from my medical file through an administrative appeal but was denied. Last week I was reading our collective bargaining agreement and found that it is a violation to not provide me with written instructions for attending a FFDE. The agency is using this FFDE to deny a reasonable accommodation I requested. Is it possible to file a grievance now, after 3 years, for the agencies' violation of the CBA?
Short answer, your agreement should also have a time frame you need to file in...failure to meet that time frame means your grievance gets dismissed without a thought.

And there is a difference between being told WHY you are being sent for a FFDE and Instructions for attending the FFDE (the HOW). Were you directed to the FFDE in writing? If so...then the agency met their requirement. Your time to grieve the process was at that time, not years later.

You should have voted Cthulu...the greatest of all Evils
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