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.

Streamlining the Federal Employee Appeal Process

By on February 20, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Streamlining the Federal Employee Appeal Process

The author says the system for revoking security clearances for misconduct could be used as a model for handling general employee performance problems in agencies.

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Union Official Time: Why a Basic Change is Needed

By on January 31, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Union Official Time: Why a Basic Change is Needed

The author says that reports of official time issued by OPM are inaccurate and understated. He raises some questions about the use of official time.

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Impasses Panel Signals Policy Shift: Want It? Prove You Need It!

By on January 25, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Impasses Panel Signals Policy Shift: Want It? Prove You Need It!

A recent case decision suggests the FSIP has shifted from its past philosophy. The author provides an analysis.

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Federal Labor Relations: 2018 Predictions (or Maybe Hopes)

By on January 3, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Federal Labor Relations: 2018 Predictions (or Maybe Hopes)

The author looks at problems created by the FLRA under past administrations and how the FLRA under the new administration might address them.

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Are Apparent Factional Battles at AFGE Challenging Union President?

By on November 15, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Are Apparent Factional Battles at AFGE Challenging Union President?

Internal politics at AFGE, which represents more Federal employees than any other union in the Federal sector, are getting interesting.

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Second Guessing the FBI or Any Other Agency’s Specific Authority

By on November 8, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Second Guessing the FBI or Any Other Agency’s Specific Authority

The author says that a recent case regarding a security clearance involves a political decision from a judge that he says ultimately harms the agency’s mission.

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It’s Time to Reform Federal Labor Relations

By on August 8, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
It’s Time to Reform Federal Labor Relations

The author says that if America is serious about having an efficient government, federal union activity must be balanced with meeting mission needs.

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American Federation of Government Employees Still the Most Corrupt Union in the U.S.A.

By on August 3, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
American Federation of Government Employees Still the Most Corrupt Union in the U.S.A.

According to data from the Department of Labor, AFGE leads other federal unions in convictions involving corruption since 2015. The author provides an analysis.

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It’s Time That FLRA Should Tell Us Some Things

By on June 21, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
It’s Time That FLRA Should Tell Us Some Things

The author says that the FLRA has destroyed its reputation as a neutral body and suggests it may be time for a report about happenings at the agency.

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What is Coming to Your Agency on June 30?

By on June 1, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
What is Coming to Your Agency on June 30?

Change is slow to take effect inside of the federal bureaucracy. The author says that a recent OMB memo pushes major changes at agencies and challenges old ways of thinking.

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