Bob Gilson

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.

OPM Asks FLRA for Decision on Letting Folks Quit the Union Quickly

By on July 15, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM Asks FLRA for Decision on Letting Folks Quit the Union Quickly

OPM has asked FLRA to issue guidance on precedent for revoking federal employees’ union dues assignments. Interested persons can comment on the situation.

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Federal Union Strategy: Stonewall Contract Negotiations

By on July 2, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Federal Union Strategy: Stonewall Contract Negotiations

The author says that unions have recently resorted to stonewalling collective bargaining proposals they don’t like rather than negotiating.

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Conflict of Interest and Statutory Violation at Merit Systems Protection Board?

By on June 18, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Conflict of Interest and Statutory Violation at Merit Systems Protection Board?

The author describes a potential conflict of interest between two labor unions.

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House Democrats Try to Bully FLRA Chair at Hearing

By on June 10, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

The author says a recent House Committee hearing on the FLRA served to attack the agency’s chairman and showed the Congressmen’s lack of knowledge about the law.

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Major Impasses Panel Decision Addresses Union Institutional Benefits and Other Key Issues

By on June 5, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Major Impasses Panel Decision Addresses Union Institutional Benefits and Other Key Issues

A new FSIP decision suggests that past assumptions will no longer drive the Panel’s decision making.

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Three Very Recent FLRA Decisions with Important Holdings

By on May 29, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Three Very Recent FLRA Decisions with Important Holdings

Three new FLRA decisions send a message to arbitrators about the Authority’s philosophy on issues.

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FSIP Rethinks Union Rights and Official Time

By on May 21, 2019 in Court Cases, Human Resources with 0 Comments
FSIP Rethinks Union Rights and Official Time

New members on the FSIP are making a difference on decisions resolving disputes between agencies and unions.

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VA and AFGE: A Reversal of Fortunes?

By on May 11, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
VA and AFGE: A Reversal of Fortunes?

The author says that AFGE’s PR campaign about a collective bargaining agreement with the VA is likely more hype than truth.

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HR Managers & Directors, Pay Very Careful Attention to This FLRA Decision!

By on February 25, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
HR Managers & Directors, Pay Very Careful Attention to This FLRA Decision!

The author says that a recent FLRA decision reverses previous precedent which will have important implications for HR managers.

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Is It Time for FLRA to Rethink Its “National Security” Bargaining Unit Policy?

By on February 19, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Is It Time for FLRA to Rethink Its “National Security” Bargaining Unit Policy?

The author says a recent FLRA case is significant because it goes against previous FLRA case law regarding union representation for national security jobs.

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