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
The Federal ADR Feeding Frenzy: Managers May Get Caught Up In It and Not Always be Prepared to Represent the Agency’s Best Interests
There has been an explosion in the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in the federal sector. Is using ADR always a good idea? What pitfalls should a federal manager be aware of before starting the process? The author provides a succinct list of problems in the ADR process and how to avoid them.
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.
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.
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.