Tag: Labor Relations

Member Pizzella Says “Enough is Enough” to Abusive Union Reps in FLRA Dissent

Filed in News by on April 7, 2015 Comments

This FLRA appears ideologically mandated to excuse virtually any union bad behavior. As a result of the FLRA’s failure to hold unions accountable for it, the misbehavior happens frequently

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For Federal Employees, Performance Counts

Filed in News by on April 2, 2015 Comments

The Merit System Principles represent the federal government’s self-imposed code in its attempt to be a model employer and also govern all aspects of federal employees’ jobs. The author explains in more practical terms what these principles are and what they mean to you and your rights as a federal employee.

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May 100% Official Time for Union Officials be a Per Se Statutory Violation?

Filed in News by on March 26, 2015 Comments

Most federal sector union locals operate on a no cost to them basis. The author asks if it is time for agencies to look at what employees on 100% official time are doing with that time.

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Past Practice Doctrine

Filed in News by on March 19, 2015 Comments

The author discusses the concept of past practice as it applies to bargaining agreements between an agency and a union.

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How Much Official Time Used by Federal Unions? No One Really Knows

Filed in News by on November 19, 2014 Comments

GAO analyzed a recent OPM report on official time usage by federal employee unions. It found significant discrepancies in the data but OPM noted that providing more accurate data “is not a priority at this time.”

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Official Time and the Implementation of the Collective Bargaining Agreement – A Micro Perspective

Filed in News by on October 29, 2014 Comments

The author says that much has been written about the number of hours of official time used by the government, but from the perspective of Congress, OPM and others. She instead suggests looking at the subject from the perspective of federal employees in the workplace.

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$157,196,468 Spent on Union Salaries in FY 2012

Filed in News by on October 14, 2014 Comments

OPM reports that $157,196,468 was spent on official time expenses for unions in fiscal year 2012. What role do politics and the influence of unions in the administration play in this report and the reported numbers?

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Labor Relations at the FAA: An Expensive Program Without Internal Controls

Filed in News by on July 17, 2014 Comments

Since the air traffic controller’s strike of 1981, the public has not heard much about labor relations at the FAA. A new internal report indicates the labor relations system at the agency lacks internal controls, has significantly increased agency costs and that there is no effective system for tracking or anticipating new costs.

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