SECTION 1. This Agreement is made and entered into, by, and between the National Weather Service (NWS) (hereinafter "Management"), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce and the National Weather Service Employees Organization (NWSEO) (hereinafter "Union").
SECTION 2. This agreement prescribes appropriate machinery, as hereinafter provided for the promotion of employee-management cooperation.
SECTION 3. This Agreement represents the total agreement between the Parties and supersedes and modifies all past policies and practices which are in conflict with this Agreement.
SECTION 4. Management and Union will both make efforts to assure that employees are in compliance with this Agreement.