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How the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act May Drive Civil Service Reform

By on August 16, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
How the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act May Drive Civil Service Reform

The author says that a new VA reform bill provides a look into both the approach and substance of reforms we should expect to see in the rest of government.

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Making Federal Employees ‘At-Will’ Would Limit Their Legal Recourse

By on August 13, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Making Federal Employees ‘At-Will’ Would Limit Their Legal Recourse

Legislation has been introduced to make employment of future federal employees “at-will.” The author explains the legal implications of this proposed change.

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Is the Civil Service Unbreakable?

By on August 10, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Is the Civil Service Unbreakable?

Can the will of federal employees be broken? The author provides his insight and analysis.

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Lawmakers Want to Give Federal Employees Their Own Cyber Victim Coordinator

By on August 9, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Lawmakers Want to Give Federal Employees Their Own Cyber Victim Coordinator

Legislation has been introduced to create a new position to help federal employees who are the victims of cyber attacks. The author raises some questions that are not immediately clear from the text of the bill.

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Federal Employees Working for Unions: CBO Reports on Pending Bill

By on August 9, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Federal Employees Working for Unions: CBO Reports on Pending Bill

The CBO concludes a requirement for more reliable accounting of official time by federal employee unions would have a negligible impact on federal expenses.

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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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Rethinking Position Classification

By on August 3, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Rethinking Position Classification

The author says that the position classification process in civil service is in need of reform.

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Bill Would Prevent VA From Rehiring Previously Fired Employees

By on July 30, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Bill Would Prevent VA From Rehiring Previously Fired Employees

Congress has sent legislation to the White House that would institute a number of HR requirements for the VA.

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Bill Advances to Require OPM Action on Official Time

By on July 28, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Bill Advances to Require OPM Action on Official Time

A Bill to require annual reporting on use of official time and other union related items is advancing. It has now passed the House and reported favorably by a Senate committee for consideration.

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