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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More on ULP Settlement Policy at FLRA: Dueling Settlers?

Filed in News by on November 13, 2006 Comments

Settling an unfair labor practice (ULP) filed with the Federal Labor Relations Authority may be confusing as there are several offices available to settle your case. You may not be able to keep track without a scorecard–here is your scorecard that outlines the potential players in a ULP case settlement.

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The FLRA General Counsel’s New ULP Settlement Policy: Questions and Practical Advice

Filed in News by on November 3, 2006 Comments

A new policy has been issued regarding the settlement of unfair labor practice (ULP) allegations against federal agencies. In this article, the author discusses questions raised by the new policy and offers practical advice to agencies when a ULP is filed.

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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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