Bob Gilson is a consultant with a specialty in working with and training Federal agencies to resolve employee problems at all levels. A retired agency labor and employee relations director, Bob has authored or co-authored a number of books dealing with Federal issues and also conducts training seminars.
Bob Gilson's Latest Posts
Understanding how an unfair labor practice process and the facts in a case can be the difference between winning or losing a case. Here is some basic information agencies need to know to protect their agency interests in a case.
Unfair labor practice (ULP) charges are generally filed by unions against agencies. Here is practical advice telling you what you need to know when a ULP is filed.
Dealing successfully with impact and implementation bargaining in the federal sector often takes considerable time and effort. The author offers advice on how to successfully get through the bargaining process at the bargaining table as well as ensuring success during implementation of any new agreement.
The most important success factor in bargaining is preparation. The author’s worksheet attached to this article shows the items to be considered and researched in thoroughly preparing for bargaining.
What can be done to make the federal labor relations program more effective? This experienced practitioner has several suggestions.
Taking a disciplinary action in the federal human resources system is a two-step process. A proposal has to meet certain requirements. Here are the requirements that must be met by an agency when initiating the process of taking action against a federal employee.
Labor relations expert Bob Gilson suggests language that a federal agency may find useful in negotiating with a federal employee union during the life of an existing labor agreement.