Joseph Ragole, Representative
Welcome to the APHIS page on the AFSA website. AFSA became the exclusive representative for the Foreign Service employees of the Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service in 2013.
United States Dept. of Agriculture
Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service
4700 River Road, Unit 65
Riverdale, MD 20737-1234
Telephone: (301) 851-3814
Fax: (301) 734-4862
AFSA's Main Rights and Responsibilities as a Labor Union
- The right to negotiate collective bargaining agreements;
- To be consulted on any changes in government wide or agency matters affecting our rights or benefits;
- To negotiate the implementation of management actions, and
- To seek appropriate relief via the grievance system for members adversely affected by management actions.
Collective Bargaining Agreement