Revised Labor Relations Executive Order Surfaces with Substantial Changes Dropping (B)(1) Bargaining Requirement
A new version of the proposed executive order titled "Creating Labor-Management Forums to Improve Delivery of Government Services" is out for review and comment. The new version has a couple of substantial changes from the old including elimination of the obligation to bargain permissive subjects contained in Clinton Order and previous versions of the Obama plan. You can see a comparison of the Clinton Order, the previous and new drafts of the proposed Obama order here.
- Two year terms for the National Council on Federal Labor Relations’ members in line with the Clinton Order
- Dropping the requirement to bargain in the permissive area (5 U.S.C. §7106(B)(1)) and replacing it with "several pilot programs within the Executive branch, described in Section 3 of this order, for bargaining over subjects set forth in 5 U.S.C. § 7106(b)(1)."
- Encouraged "training of agency personnel in methods of dispute resolution and cooperative methods of labor-management relations".
- Designation of OMB’s Director to co-chair with the Director of OPM.