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Rep's Corner & Blog

The Rep's Corner is your one stop shop for guidance on how to handle different situations that can come up in your daily job. This should always be read and discussed with your local's structure but can help in an interim situation. These guidances are great and can help you do what needs to be done when it needs to be done! 


Mar 17, 2021
Local Officers Council 220’s report on how to improve employee morale, recruitment, and retention, is attached to this email along with the supporting documents.  The compilation of survey responses that’s attached to the report only includes responses that I had received by around 4:00pm EST on 03/10/2021.
Download: AFGE C220 Report on Improving Employee Morale Recruitment and Retention - 03-12-2021.docx , Sanitized Compilation of Survey Responses as of 03-10-21.docx , MOU - BOP Violence Prevention Protocol.pdf

Mar 15, 2021
By Edwin Osorio 2nd Vice President               The Harlem Globetrotters are an exhibition basketball team that spans the globe and has appeared in many various iterations since they launched their brand of sports comedy. They began their illustrious history on the Southside of Chicago in 1926.
Download: With No Fear of Consequence There Can Be No Good Conscience.docx

Mar 15, 2021
Edwin Osorio 2nd Vice President             Contracts are normally entered into in order to define terms of agreements and to avoid any misunderstandings between the parties. All contracts must consist of the following elements in order to be enforceable: mutual assent, a valid offer and acceptance, consideration, capacity, and legality.
Download: The Immuteable Truth of Ambiguity.docx

Mar 15, 2021
By Edwin Osorio 2nd Vice President               We are now in a time of reckoning that will reconstitute the premise of the SSA/AFGE grievance process and bring it more in line with its ideal of preeminent fairness and equity, and reconciling it with the instrument of procurement.
Download: The Article 24 Manifesto.docx

Mar 15, 2021
Edwin Osorio 2nd Vice President               In the 19th and early 20th centuries there was a proliferation of bank robberies that were prevalent to the culture of the times. One of the most notorious bank robbers in our history was Willie Sutton.
Download: The Administrative Misfeasance of no consequences.docx

Mar 15, 2021
By Edwin Osorio 2nd Vice President             In 1977 David Berkowitz terrorized New York City when he killed eight people in cold blood. The serial killer was known as the .44 caliber killer. This nocturnal notoriety emanated from his dedicated use of a bulldog revolver that had New Yorkers going to bed frightened for their lives.
Download: SSA trains employees not to Think.docx

Mar 15, 2021
By Edwin Osorio 2nd Vice President               In 1783 in the small New York town of Newburgh, General George Washington stood before a mutinous Colonial Army and began to address the angry mob. He clears his throat as he pulls a piece of paper out of his lapel.
Download: SSA Frontline Employees Themselves in the Course of their duties.docx

Mar 15, 2021
By Edwin Osorio 2nd Vice President               Working in an agency that is unfortunately not free from discrimination can be demoralizing and make you feel like you don’t have options. One thing your union wants you to know is you do not have to allow yourself to be a victim.
Download: Should I file a Grievance or EEO complaint.docx

Mar 15, 2021
By Edwin Osorio 2nd Vice President             Annual leave is time paid by the employer to the worker for the purpose of rest and relaxation. It allows workers to engage in activities that are most appealing to them and provides them with a diversion from the work that they do.
Download: Annual Leave a Right or a Benefit.docx

Mar 15, 2021
By Edwin Osorio 2nd Vice President               Back in 1951 the famous bank robber Willie Sutton was asked why he robbed banks, his answer was simple, uncontrived, and to the point: Because that’s where the money is. Today, you don’t have to physically rob a bank to pilfer the life savings of unsuspecting Americans.
Download: A Breach of Trust.docx

Feb 02, 2021
February 2, 2021  - Edwin Osorio - 2nd Vice President Over the last 200 years the Supreme Court has had many landmark cases that have shaped the U.S into arguably the freest country in the world. From Marbury V. Madison, Roe V Wade, and Brown V. The Board of Education we have constantly tested our democracy with great results.
May 28, 2020
May 28, 2020   - Edwin Osorio - 2nd Vice President The Social Security Administration has been the quintessential example of a federal agency that has prioritized protecting its employees by implementing every safe guard available to ensure the mitigation of contact with the coronavirus known as COVID-19.
May 21, 2020
May 21, 2020  - Edwin Osorio - 2nd Vice President In 1975 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in NLRB V. Weingarten that federal employees have a right to union representation during an investigatory interview. These rights are called Weingarten Rights. All federal employees have the right to union representation before or during an investigatory interview.
May 19, 2020
May 19, 2020 - Edwin Osorio - 2nd Vice President On a brisk autumn day in October of 1995 the New York Yankees were within outs of proceeding to their first World Series appearance since 1981. Six months earlier this forecast would have surprised nobody because they arguably had the best team in baseball, especially to their loyal fans in the Bronx.
Mar 31, 2020
March 31, 2020  - Edwin Osorio - 2nd Vice President The barn is aflame, a cacophony of animal screams reach crescendo levels above the din of explosions that trigger in rapid succession. There is no escaping the impending demise of the metaphorical edifice known as the Social Security Administration.
Mar 16, 2020
March 16, 2020  - Edwin Osorio - 2nd Vice President The Social Security Administration has been the quintessential example of a federal agency that has prioritized protecting its employees by implementing every safe guard available to ensure the mitigation of contact with the coronavirus known as COVID-19.
Mar 01, 2020
March 01, 2020  - Edwin Osorio - 2nd Vice President When Social Security was conceived in 1935 people called FDR a communist. Whenever there is a notion to help the masses it is often called Socialism. In this context Socialism is a pejorative. One person’s Socialism is another person’s altruism.
Feb 28, 2020
February 28, 2020  - Edwin Osorio - 2nd Vice President  To truly appreciate what an SSA Bargaining Unit Employee (BUE) otherwise known as a frontline employee does in the course of their duty, you would need to understand what motivates a frontline employee to take a job that does not keep pay parity with its private sector counterpart.
Feb 03, 2020
February 03, 2020  - Edwin Osorio - 2nd Vice President With the 2019 SSA/AFGE National “Disagreement” we have entered “The ERA of Bad Feelings.” These are unchartered waters for all SSA bargaining unit employees (BUE).
Download: Why not filing a grievance hurts you and your co.docx

Dec 16, 2013

Did you just recieve notice that your office is closing? 


Dec 18, 2013

Closed Circut TV. 

Having Problems with management using the Cameras to watch employees? Did you know they are violation of the CCTV MOU Agreements? 




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