Tag: Election

Election Consequences and Targeting Federal Employee Unions

February 2, 2017 2:06 PM

We know that elections have consequences. With Republicans now controlling both Houses of Congress and the White House, the support of Democrats by federal employee unions is likely to result in changes in federal labor relations.

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The Inaugural Address and Its Impact on Federal Employees

The Inaugural address provides clues as to how the Trump administration may view federal employee pay and benefits.

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DOJ to Review FBI’s Handling of Clinton Email Probe

January 12, 2017 6:32 PM

The Department of Justice IG has announced his office will be reviewing how the FBI handled its inquiry into Hillary Clinton’s email use around the time of the presidential election.

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How To Quickly Reduce Federal Employee Salaries and Agency Programs

January 4, 2017 2:22 PM
How To Quickly Reduce Federal Employee Salaries and Agency Programs

As the public was told in 2008, elections have consequences. The new administration will have different priorities than the Obama administration. One new Congressional rule will allow cutting the workforce or cutting federal employee salaries in specific agencies.

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Tallying Political Donations from Federal Employees and Unions

December 21, 2016 6:38 PM
Tallying Political Donations from Federal Employees and Unions

Federal employee unions are generally supportive of Democrats. Federal employees donating in the 2016 election cycle followed suit. Here is a breakdown from agencies with significant donations.

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Policy Change Hinted for Department of Energy in Questionnaire and New Secretary

A questionnaire and new Secretary of Energy are creating consternation among federal employees. Change is in the air. What will be the impact on federal workers?

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Federal Employee Unions and Election Consequences

December 11, 2016 2:33 PM

There have not been dramatic legislative changes in federal human resources and labor relations since 1978. That could change in 2017. Here are some of the more significant proposals for change.

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Senators Ask Obama to Freeze Federal Hiring Until Trump Takes Office

December 2, 2016 3:27 PM
Senators Ask Obama to Freeze Federal Hiring Until Trump Takes Office

Two Senators have asked President Obama to freeze federal hiring during the transition between presidential administrations to combat the practice of “burrowing in” by political appointees.

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Proposed Changes to Federal HR: From Worst Case to Possible

Proposed Changes to Federal HR: From Worst Case to Possible

Many people expected a Hillary Clinton victory. Changes for federal employee pay and benefits may have been unlikely but now may have a greater chance of success. Here is a summary of possible proposals for change.

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What Should The Next President Do With OPM?

November 10, 2016 7:55 AM
What Should The Next President Do With OPM?

The author says that a new presidential administration should not assume that OPM as it exists today is the right structure for the future of federal workforce management. He says that the question that needs to be asked is, “What should be done with OPM?”

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