5 CFR 2422.34 - What are the parties' rights and obligations when a representation proceeding is pending?
(a) Existing recognitions, agreements, and obligations under the Statute. When a representation proceeding is pending, parties must maintain existing recognitions, follow the terms and conditions of existing collective bargaining agreements, and fulfill all other representational and bargaining responsibilities under the Statute.
(b) Unit status of individual employees. A party may take action based on its position regarding the bargaining unit status of individual employees, under 3 U.S.C. 431(d)(2), 5 U.S.C. 7103(a)(2), and 7112(b) and (c). But its actions may be challenged, reviewed, and remedied where appropriate.