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Bill Blocking Federal Employees’ Personal Email Access at Work Advances

on July 18, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Bill Blocking Federal Employees’ Personal Email Access at Work Advances Legislation that would give federal agencies broad authority to block access of federal employees' use of personal email and social media when at work has taken a step forward in the legislative process.

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MERIT Act Advances in House

By on July 18, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
MERIT Act Advances in House

A companion bill to the MERIT Act has been introduced in the Senate and the bill has been referred from a committee to the full House. Here is a summary.

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Draining the Swamp: Restricting Funding of Union Activity

By on July 17, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Draining the Swamp: Restricting Funding of Union Activity

OPM has issued instructions to agencies on when to implement restrictions on funding of federal employees working for a union.

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Legislation Would Ban Unions at IRS

By on July 11, 2018 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Legislation Would Ban Unions at IRS

Recently introduced legislation would prohibit unions at the IRS.

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Back to the Future: Labor Relations in Government Today

By on July 10, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Back to the Future: Labor Relations in Government Today

How will the new Executive Orders from the Trump administration impact labor relations in the federal government? Here is one perspective.

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Making Better Use of the Probationary Period

By on July 9, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Making Better Use of the Probationary Period

The MSPB has found that the probationary period is not extensively used, but there are steps agencies can take to utilize it more effectively.

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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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Legislation Introduced to Repeal Expedited VA Employee Removal Procedures

By on July 3, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Legislation Introduced to Repeal Expedited VA Employee Removal Procedures

Recently introduced legislation would undo the expedited removal procedures recently enacted through law for federal employees at the VA.

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OSC Files Hatch Act Complaint Against Immigration Judge

By on June 28, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OSC Files Hatch Act Complaint Against Immigration Judge

The Office of Special Counsel has filed a Hatch Act complaint against an immigration judge over an incident that allegedly took place around the 2016 election.

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Will the New Supreme Court Decision Impact Federal Employees?

By on June 27, 2018 in Court Cases, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Will the New Supreme Court Decision Impact Federal Employees?

What impact will there be on federal employees from the Supreme Court decision that says government employees can no longer be forced to pay fees to a union?

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