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Witness Collaboration in Arbitration

By on July 29, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Witness Collaboration in Arbitration

Avoiding collusion between witnesses in a hearing is important. Here are suggestions for preparing a case.

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DOJ Asks for Immediate Enforcement of LR Executive Orders

By on July 24, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
DOJ Asks for Immediate Enforcement of LR Executive Orders

DOJ has requested that the Court of Appeals allow immediate enforcement of Executive Orders on labor relations.

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Supreme Court Decision, Union Dues and Federal Employees

By on July 19, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Supreme Court Decision, Union Dues and Federal Employees

The FLRA is soliciting comments on an issue involving revocation of union dues for federal employees.

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Appeals Court Allows Trump Executive Orders On Labor Relations To Go In Effect. What Happens Next?

By on July 17, 2019 in Court Cases, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Appeals Court Allows Trump Executive Orders On Labor Relations To Go In Effect. What Happens Next?

An appeals court recently overturned a decision on several executive orders impacting labor relations. What happens now?

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OPM Suggests Teleworking to Beat the Summer Heat

By on July 17, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM Suggests Teleworking to Beat the Summer Heat

The Washington, DC area is under a heat advisory, and OPM is reminding agencies of workplace flexibilities to help employees beat the heat.

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Is it Time to Leave Government?

By on July 15, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Is it Time to Leave Government?

Is now a good time to leave your government job? The author says the answer depends on many things.

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OPM Asks FLRA for Decision on Letting Folks Quit the Union Quickly

By on July 15, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM Asks FLRA for Decision on Letting Folks Quit the Union Quickly

OPM has asked FLRA to issue guidance on precedent for revoking federal employees’ union dues assignments. Interested persons can comment on the situation.

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Background Investigations Are Moving From OPM To DoD – What Happens Next Will Make Or Break Them

By on July 8, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Background Investigations Are Moving From OPM To DoD – What Happens Next Will Make Or Break Them

The author says there are some important best practices that should be followed in moving background investigations to DoD.

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Federal Union Strategy: Stonewall Contract Negotiations

By on July 2, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Federal Union Strategy: Stonewall Contract Negotiations

The author says that unions have recently resorted to stonewalling collective bargaining proposals they don’t like rather than negotiating.

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Extending Probationary Periods For Most Hires Is Not Needed

By on July 1, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Extending Probationary Periods For Most Hires Is Not Needed

The author says that while extending the probationary period for federal employees is a popular proposal, it is really not needed.

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