Bob Gilson

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.

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Handling ULP Investigations: Resolving the Case

Filed in News by on September 28, 2006 Comments

Resolving an unfair labor practice usually involves bargaining. As with any other negotiation, preparation is necessary and understanding how the process works will give you a better chance to resolve the case.

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Case Theory in an Unfair Labor Practice: Yours and the General Counsel’s

Filed in News by on September 22, 2006 Comments

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.

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Handling ULP Investigations: An Agency Perspective

Filed in News by on September 17, 2006 Comments

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.

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How to Minimize the Most Painful Federal Bargaining Experience

Filed in News by on September 7, 2006 Comments

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.

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Successful Federal Bargaining: Preparation is Everything

Filed in News by on September 1, 2006 Comments

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.

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Fixing Federal Labor Relations: It’s Not Too Late!

Filed in News by on August 23, 2006 Comments

What can be done to make the federal labor relations program more effective? This experienced practitioner has several suggestions.

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Proposing Discipline: A Worksheet for Managers

Filed in News by on August 16, 2006 Comments

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.

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Suggested Contract Language on “Negotiations During the Life of the Agreement”

Filed in News by on August 9, 2006 Comments

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.

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