Bob Gilson

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.

Confusion About TSA Election: No Surprise

The Author seeks to clarify for readers what is going on with various union petitions to represent TSA’s workforce or some part of it. FLRA’s regional director’s decision on the currently filed petitions doesn’t address future petitions, nor should it. But some seem to think it’s a two union fight when maybe it’s not.

HR Bashing, Avoiding Facts and Chief Human Capital Officers: A Study in Political Correctness

The author asks the reader to go with him through Alice’s looking glass for a tour of the world of human resources management in our nation’s capitol. Up is down, down is sideways as Agency chief human capital officers thread their way through the minefield of identifying what might be amiss in the U.S. civil service.

AFGE Says FLRA Will Review Its Regional Decision on Union Organizing at the Transportation Security Administration: Is Anyone Surprised?

The American Federation of Government Employees announced that the FLRA would review its Regional Director’s decision to deny an election based on a precedent set by a prior administration. The Author’s surprise may be a little facetious in that the current FLRA Chairman dissented in the old case.

Politics and Federal Labor Management Relations: The TSA Election

FLRA’s Regional Director in Chicago, Peter Sutton, rejected AFGE and NTEU bids for elections at the Transportation Security Administration. There are indications that the Authority in DC will reverse him and a prior ruling of its own barring the election. Nothing has changed since that decision except the political leaning of the Agency. Will it reverse itself and order an election? Read and decide for yourself.

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