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.

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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EO Decision Provides a Look into Judge’s Far-Left Philosophy of Collective Bargaining

By on October 6, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
EO Decision Provides a Look into Judge’s Far-Left Philosophy of Collective Bargaining

The author says a recent ruling on President Trump’s executive orders reflects a theory of collective bargaining that is extreme.

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DC District Judge Ignores Critical Statutory Provision in Executive Order Case

By on September 25, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
DC District Judge Ignores Critical Statutory Provision in Executive Order Case

The author says a recent decision over-turning 3 Executive Orders reflects the judge’s personal opinion rather than what is actually in the law.

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DC District Court Judge Makes Jurisdiction Grab in Trump Executive Orders Decision

By on August 27, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
DC District Court Judge Makes Jurisdiction Grab in Trump Executive Orders Decision

The author says that a recent court decision to overturn Trump’s executive orders shows a lack of understanding of federal sector collective bargaining.

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150 Federal Union Officials Stole Over $4.5 Million From Members Since 2001

By on August 14, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
150 Federal Union Officials Stole Over $4.5 Million From Members Since 2001

Data from the Labor Department provide a glimpse into the number of cases in which federal union officials were involved in theft of union dues.

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Are Your Union Officers Violating a Criminal Statute With Your Money?

By on August 2, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Are Your Union Officers Violating a Criminal Statute With Your Money?

Is a full time union representative allowed to accept pay from the government as well as the union? The author looks at the issue.

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Federal Unions’ ‘Fake News’ and How to Check It

By on July 24, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Federal Unions’ ‘Fake News’ and How to Check It

The author cites statistics depicting an alternate perspective on federal unions and the recent executive orders.

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OPM Guidance on Labor and Employee Relations Executive Orders

By on July 6, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM Guidance on Labor and Employee Relations Executive Orders

OPM has issued guidance on President Trump’s recent Executive Orders impacting the federal workforce.

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Executive Orders & the Force of Law: How Federal Unions’ Suit May Be Doomed

By on June 25, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Executive Orders & the Force of Law: How Federal Unions’ Suit May Be Doomed

How will lawsuits filed by unions regarding the Executive Order on labor relations fare in court? Here is an analysis.

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FLRA Reverses Precedents Creating New Case Law

By on May 10, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
FLRA Reverses Precedents Creating New Case Law

The FLRA has reversed prior interpretations of the law in a couple of important ways. The author summarizes the court’s rationale in a new case.

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