Third parties sometimes follow a new trend without specifically stating they are doing so. In several recent decisions, the Board seems to be giving agency deciding officials the benefit of the doubt when reviewing agency actions. Here is a quick summary.
There has been an explosion in the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in the federal sector. Is using ADR always a good idea? What pitfalls should a federal manager be aware of before starting the process? The author provides a succinct list of problems in the ADR process and how to avoid them.
There appears to be a significant change in direction at the Federal Labor Relations Authority. Federal agencies may like the new approach.
Settling an unfair labor practice (ULP) filed with the Federal Labor Relations Authority may be confusing as there are several offices available to settle your case. You may not be able to keep track without a scorecard–here is your scorecard that outlines the potential players in a ULP case settlement.
A new policy has been issued regarding the settlement of unfair labor practice (ULP) allegations against federal agencies. In this article, the author discusses questions raised by the new policy and offers practical advice to agencies when a ULP is filed.
Resolving an unfair labor practice usually involves bargaining. As with any other negotiation, preparation is necessary and understanding how the process works will give you a better chance to resolve the case.
Understanding how an unfair labor practice process and the facts in a case can be the difference between winning or losing a case. Here is some basic information agencies need to know to protect their agency interests in a case.
Unfair labor practice (ULP) charges are generally filed by unions against agencies. Here is practical advice telling you what you need to know when a ULP is filed.
Dealing successfully with impact and implementation bargaining in the federal sector often takes considerable time and effort. The author offers advice on how to successfully get through the bargaining process.
The most important success factor in bargaining is preparation. The author’s worksheet attached to this article shows the items to be considered and researched in thoroughly preparing for bargaining.