Tag: Labor Relations

In Some Federal Agencies, It May Be O.K. To Wear Cargo Shorts To Work

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The FLRA recently ordered the Custom and Border Protection to negotiate with NTEU over workers rights to wear cargo shorts while on the job.

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Sleeping On Your Rights

Filed in News by on June 9, 2005 Comments

A union did not pursue an employee’s case to arbitration in a timely fashion. The court uphold the decision to dismiss the case.

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Union Ratification and the Labor Relations Statute

Filed in News by on May 24, 2005 Comments

In the federal sector, union members ratify an agreement with an agency before it becomes final. This article explores the issue of whether the ratification process is a right granted by the labor relations statute or if the current Federal Labor Relations Authority would conclude ratification is only a right granted through the bargaining process.

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“The Emperor Has No Clothes”

Filed in News by on May 23, 2005 Comments

What will it take for federal employee unions to try a more bipartisan approach in playing politics at the national level?

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House Shifts Millions Away From New DHS Personnel System

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The House voted to transfer about half of the proposed $53 million that was to be used for implementing new personnel reforms at DHS to assist the nation’s federal firefighters.

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What Would Your Co-Workers Say About You To An Investigator?

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If an employee believes an action against him was a prohibited personnel practice, what remedies are available? Here is a case that shows some of the limits on appeal rights.

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Does the Federal Employee Appeals Process Inhibit an Effective, Efficient Government?

Filed in News by on May 10, 2005 Comments

Federal employees have numerous appeals processes available. The proposed changes to the civil service system would modify these processes.

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Unions Dealt Another Setback When DHS Amendment Defeated

Filed in News by on April 29, 2005 Comments

Federal labor unions suffered another setback in a bid to restore collective bargaining rights to employees in the Department of Homeland Security after lawmakers rejected an amendment Thursday.

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