Agreement Negotiated Between the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Bureau of Indian Affairs

B-197069(VBG): Dec 28, 1979

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GAO received a request concerning the applicability of a decision to an agreement between a labor union and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. In addition, a clarification was requested of the applicability of a section of Public Law 92-392 to a 7-percent wage increase negotiated for the employees of the San Carlos Irrigation Project. The wages negotiated by the union had been declared by Department of the Interior officials to be subject to a 5.5-percent pay cap for fiscal year 1979 and a 7-percent pay cap for fiscal year 1980. GAO found that the legal basis for the Interior application of a pay cap to these employees was not cited. One section of Public Law 95-429 did impose a 5.5-percent pay cap on certain federal employees. If the employees on this project do have their wages negotiated under Public Law 92-392, then Public Law 95-429 would appear to have no application to them.

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Mar 19, 2018

  • Ampcus, Inc.
    We deny the protest.
  • AMAR Health IT, LLC
    We dismiss the protest because our Office does not have jurisdiction to entertain protests of task orders issued under civilian agency multiple-award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contracts that are valued at less than $10 million.
  • Centurum, Inc.--Costs
    We grant the request.

Mar 15, 2018

  • ORBIS Sibro, Inc.
    We sustain the protest in part and deny it in part.

Mar 14, 2018

Mar 13, 2018

  • Interoperability Clearinghouse
    We dismiss the protest because the protester, a not-for-profit entity, is not an interested party to challenge this sole-source award to an Alaska Native Corporation under the Small Business Administration's (SBA) 8(a) program.

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