NCR LEASE CONSOLIDATION PROJECT
On Tuesday, October 5, 2021, the Agency notified NATCA of its intent not to renew the leases at 901 D Street and 950 L’Enfant Plaza and to reassign all employees, including bargaining unit employees (BUEs), to one of the two Federal Office Buildings (FOB) 10A or 10B, as part of the National Capitol Region (NCR) Lease Consolidation Project. NATCA responded to the Agency’s notification by requesting a full briefing, which was held on Thursday, October 28, 2021. The approximate move out dates of the two locations are: D Street no earlier than May 31, 2022, and no later than July 12, 2022; and 950 L’Enfant, SW, no earlier than September 16, 2022, and no later than February 1, 2023. While there is space available at the FOBs to accommodate all NATCA BUEs, there may not be enough space to ensure that work groups are kept together. Thus, BUEs currently at the FOBs may need to be moved to realign to ensure that work groups are kept together as required. Currently the Agency has very little information on this realignment but will be sending out a notification regarding seating availability to NATCA by late February or early March of 2022. As to the other leased properties in the Washington metropolitan area, 1250 Maryland Avenue and 1305 East West Hwy Silver Spring, the Agency stated it had no plans to evaluate them at this time. This is because Maryland Avenue’s lease does not expire until July 26, 2026, and Silver Springs’ lease does not expire until December 31, 2028.
NATCA will continue to work with the Agency and bargain over the logistics of both the move to the FOBs and the realignment of personnel working there.
POCs: Director of Safety and Technology Tom Adcock, Director of Labor Relations Nicole Vitale, and Labor Relations Staff Attorney Jon Cakmakci