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.

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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OMB Directive M-17-22: New Clock Tickin’ PLUS Earlier Deadlines

By on April 18, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
OMB Directive M-17-22: New Clock Tickin’ PLUS Earlier Deadlines

OMB has put a directive in place to reform federal agencies. The author provides details about this plan and has provided some important supporting documents accompanying the directive.

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Executive Order 13781: Federal Execs, the Clock is Ticking!

By on April 9, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Executive Order 13781: Federal Execs, the Clock is Ticking!

The author analyzes a recent executive order with an approaching deadline to “improve the Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Accountability of Federal Agencies.”

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OPM’s Official Time Report: Some Wonderfully Amazing Numbers

By on April 2, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM’s Official Time Report: Some Wonderfully Amazing Numbers

OPM has issued its latest report on official time use in agencies. The author looks at some of the numbers and some of the questions that they raise.

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Fixing Federal Labor Relations: A Statutory Markup for Change

By on March 1, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Fixing Federal Labor Relations: A Statutory Markup for Change

The author says that the current labor relations statute is a failure that should be repealed or revised. He offers a detailed analysis of the changes he thinks need to be made to the law.

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Practical Advice for Incoming Political Appointees from Federal Insiders

By on January 28, 2017 in Human Resources, Leadership with 0 Comments
Practical Advice for Incoming Political Appointees from Federal Insiders

The authors, who have served as agency representatives and management advisors for many years, offer advice for presidential appointees or Schedule Cs and the career executives who may have to work with them as they settle into their jobs.

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Circuit Court Slams FLRA Again, Vindicates Pizzella’s Dissents

By on January 19, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Circuit Court Slams FLRA Again, Vindicates Pizzella’s Dissents

The author discusses a recent case involving the FLRA which he says is the latest in a series that has done great damage to the labor relations program.

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