Tag: DHS

17-Year Employee Fired for Actions During Internal Affairs Investigation

By on November 26, 2009 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

An employee fired after 17 years of federal service argued he was acting in his role as a union official and not as an agency official when being interviewed by the agency’s Office of Internal Affairs. Two specifications supporting one charge of conduct unbecoming were found to be enough to uphold his removal.

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Is Pay Bargaining Around the Corner in DHS and DOD?

By on June 29, 2006 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

In the twists and turns of implementing new human resources systems in DoD and DHS, unexpected events may lead to unanticipated results. Could unions end up bargaining on pay at DHS and DoD? Here is how such a scenario could play out in these agencies.

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‘Lack of Candor’ Provides Basis for Firing

By on April 11, 2006 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

Were this employee’s actions “lack of candor” or “falsification”? The employee sees a difference; the court does not so this DHS employee’s appeal fails.

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Tiny Union About to Become Roadkill in DHS Deal?

By on April 30, 2004 in Current Events with 0 Comments

If a deal is reached between AFGE, NTEU and DHS, a small union representing federal employees may be wiped out.

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Which unions will represent big portion of DHS employees?

By on April 22, 2004 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Reorganization of government into DHS creates bargaining unit issues

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Will Homeland Security Employees Opt to Retire?

By on December 27, 2002 in Retirement with 0 Comments

Large numbers of feds are eligible to retire. DHS is no exception

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Politics, Money, and Unions: Reality Strikes Home In the Department of Homeland Security

By on July 29, 2002 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Federal employee unions gave big bucks to the Democrats in previous elections. Now that a Republican occupies the White House, it isn’t surprising that they don’t have much influence.

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