White Paper: Fixing Federal Labor Relations

Recently, the author submitted this White Paper to congressional representatives to help them understand the state of the Federal labor relations program. The author believes Federal labor relations stifles initiative and impedes needed change in Agencies. Read this White Paper and decide for yourself whether or not the points it seeks to make are valid.

This introduces the White Paper: Fixing Federal Labor Relations, Getting a Handle on a program that Impedes Government Efficiency and Effectiveness.

The White Paper addresses 10 problems plaguing the U.S. Government as a result of the Civil Service Reform act of 1978 and its political uses by unions and the Agencies that interpret and apply it.   As you read this paper, be reminded that the public confidence in the Federal government is at an all time low.  A current CNN/ORC poll says “15 percent of Americans said they trust Washington to do the right thing always or most of the time.”

The primary assumptions of the paper are that the federal government will continue to be unionized but that the way labor relations is operating under the current law is out of control and does not sync with the average citizen’s concept of good government, efficiency or effectiveness.

Any opinion you may see in the paper (and there are many) is my responsibility.

About the Author

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.