Calling All Lawyers!

The MSPB says there is confusion in court decisions as to when it can accept a case in certain types of cases and invites the court to resolve the confusion. A dissenting opinion concludes there is no confusion.

Labor Relations in Government: Back to the Future

The new labor relations program going into place in the Department of Homeland Security is a major change from the structure in the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 and, in many ways, resembles the Executive Orders of the 1960’s.

Five Years and Counting

The FAA and AFSCME started bargaining a contract five years ago. A new court decision says that the agency’s contention that OMB has to approve the final agreement is valid because of a clear and unmistakable waiver by the union.