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The Federal Labor Relations Authority’s decision binding Agency Inspectors General to negotiated investigation procedures will apparently make it into the courts. The FLRA decision, if it stands, actually has much broader potential impact than initially apparent. The author asks where the FLRA’s own IG is on such matters.
In cases involving Agency Head Review of a contract provision and an appeal of an arbitrator’s award, the FLRA decided that investigations conducted by Inspectors General are controlled by the procedures existing in an applicable collective bargaining agreement.
Some federal employees who engage in extramarital affairs do not believe their personal relationships should have any bearing on their employment, even if that relationship is of a sexual nature with someone other than his or her spouse. However, what happens in the bedroom can haunt them in the office.
Any reading of OPM Chief Berry’s memo to Agency Heads on telework points out the weaknesses of Uncle Sam’s current scheme for consistent policies affecting employees. The author says that Berry doesn’t get that consistency throughout government on a working conditions issue is merely a dream on his part.
Following the vote on Nov. 9 by Transportation Security Administration workers to ratify the first-ever collective bargaining agreement at the agency, the American Federation of Government Employees and TSA on Nov. 30 will officially sign the agreement, which goes into effect Dec. 9.
A Department of Energy Employee was caught lying about his age and place of birth. Not only did he get into trouble with the law, he ended up losing his right to an annuity and he must repay more than $20,000 to OPM.
With lawmakers trying to figure out how to keep the United States from going over a “fiscal cliff” at the end of the year, there is much talk about improving the efficiency of the federal government. The author details how “efficiency of the service” comes into play in disciplinary actions.