U.S. Department OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20410-3000

 

OFFICE of HE ASSISTANT SECRETARY

FOR ADMINISTRATION March 14, 2003

 

 

MEMORANDUM FOR: Carolyn Federoff, President, AFGE, National Council of HUD Locals 222

 

FROM: Priscilla Lewis, Chief Labor Relations Branch, ARHLL

 

SUBJECT: Notice of proposed Management mid-terns change -Upgrading of all HUD's desktop operating systems to Windows XP

 

In accordance with Article 5, Section. 4 of the HUD/AFGE Agreement, this is notification that the Office of Information Technology Operations will be upgrading all of HUD's desktop operating systems from Windows 95 (HUDware II) to Windows XP. The upgrade will commence in April 2003. There should be minimum impact to IIUD employees.

 

All HUD employees will have the opportunity to receive a two-hour training course in Windows XP. The course will include the following key computing concepts:

 

New feature of Windows XP

Understand users roles and responsibilities

Login to the computer

o Change password

o Locking workstation

Navigate through the Windows XP screens

Access personal and Departmental data folders

Managing users files

Access network printers

Access the Internet

Log off the computer properly

 

 

Please submit any preliminary proposals related to the impact of implementing the Windows XP operating system within 10 calendar days of receipt of this memorandum. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at (202) 708-3373, extension 4096.

 

 

Cc:

Edward Eitcbes, Chairperson, Headquarters

Perry Casper, Portland, Oregon

Ann Taylor, Richmond, Virginia

Marinella Murillo, San Antonio, Texas

Lisa Lowery, Knoxville, Tennessee

John Noyes, Minneapolis, Minnesota