Tag: Labor Relations

6 Possible Civil Service Changes in the 115th Congress

By on January 12, 2017 in Human Resources, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
6 Possible Civil Service Changes in the 115th Congress

The author outlines six possible changes that federal employees could see under a new administration that would impact areas such as collective bargaining, pay and benefits, and the federal retirement system.

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Should Federal Employees Be ‘At Will’ Employees?

By on January 9, 2017 in Human Resources, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Should Federal Employees Be ‘At Will’ Employees?

Should federal employees be “at will” employees? It is unlikely changes of this magnitude outlined in a recent bill will be implemented as there will be fierce opposition. Here is a summary.

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Federal Employee Conduct and Discipline – A Suggested Fix

By on December 22, 2016 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Federal Employee Conduct and Discipline – A Suggested Fix

The author says that the possibility of wrongdoing on the part of agency managers has led to many avenues for protecting employees which has created an overly complicated appeals system. He proposes a simple fix that would protect employees while making for a smoother process.

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Federal Employee Unions and Election Consequences

By on December 11, 2016 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Federal Employee Unions and Election Consequences

There have not been dramatic legislative changes in federal human resources and labor relations since 1978. That could change in 2017. Here are some of the more significant proposals for change.

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What’s Next for Federal Unions?

By on December 8, 2016 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
What’s Next for Federal Unions?

The author says that unions have become a more partisan topic in government and that there are likely to be changes under the incoming presidential administration that will impact labor relations.

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What’s Wrong in the Federal Employee Conduct and Discipline System

By on December 6, 2016 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
What’s Wrong in the Federal Employee Conduct and Discipline System

The author looks at problems that he says exist under the current disciplinary system for the federal workforce and what questions he says must be answered to fix these problems.

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Fixing Federal Labor Relations: Official Time May Not be the Biggest Problem

By on November 27, 2016 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

The author says there are at least four issues in the current labor relations system which need correcting to make government work more efficiently and effectively. He outlines each issue as he sees them and what his suggestions are for fixing them.

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Federal Government and Federal Employees Under President Trump

By on November 9, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Federal Government and Federal Employees Under President Trump

The 2016 election will have an impact on the federal workforce. Here is a summary of changes that may be in store for the federal government and federal workers under President Trump.

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AFGE Officer Lies Under Oath to Chief FLRA ALJ While AFGE Locals Continue Corruption Crimes at Higher Rates Than Ever

By on September 22, 2016 in Court Cases with 32 Comments
AFGE Officer Lies Under Oath to Chief FLRA ALJ While AFGE Locals Continue Corruption Crimes at Higher Rates Than Ever

The author looks at a history of court cases involving AFGE and says that they indicate the union has more corruption indictments and convictions than ever before.

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Some Case Law Surrounding Excessive Leave

By on September 2, 2016 in Court Cases, Human Resources with 23 Comments

The author says that one of the most time consuming and frustrating tasks for supervisors is dealing with the small number of employees who abuse leave. He describes some of the keys to dealing with these problems as well as some court cases that set precedent for what agencies can and can’t do in dealing with leave and attendance problems.

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