Tag: FLRA

FLRA Boston Closure Announcement Coming in November

By on September 18, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
FLRA Boston Closure Announcement Coming in November

The Federal Register notice of closing the Boston Regional Office of the FLRA is expected in November.

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FLRA Closing Dallas Regional Office

By on September 13, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
FLRA Closing Dallas Regional Office

The FLRA has announced it is closing its regional office in Dallas.

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DC District Court Judge Makes Jurisdiction Grab in Trump Executive Orders Decision

By on August 27, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
DC District Court Judge Makes Jurisdiction Grab in Trump Executive Orders Decision

The author says that a recent court decision to overturn Trump’s executive orders shows a lack of understanding of federal sector collective bargaining.

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Executive Orders & the Force of Law: How Federal Unions’ Suit May Be Doomed

By on June 25, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Executive Orders & the Force of Law: How Federal Unions’ Suit May Be Doomed

How will lawsuits filed by unions regarding the Executive Order on labor relations fare in court? Here is an analysis.

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Words Matter in Disputes About Executive and Legislative Authority

By on May 13, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Words Matter in Disputes About Executive and Legislative Authority

The author says that planned closures of two FLRA offices have brought a disagreement to light that could have been avoided.

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FLRA Reverses Precedents Creating New Case Law

By on May 10, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
FLRA Reverses Precedents Creating New Case Law

The FLRA has reversed prior interpretations of the law in a couple of important ways. The author summarizes the court’s rationale in a new case.

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Federal Labor Relations Authority Issues Landmark Bargaining Decision

By on May 2, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Federal Labor Relations Authority Issues Landmark Bargaining Decision

The newly constituted FLRA has issued a landmark decision to restrict the bargaining obligation between agencies and unions. Here is a summary and analysis.

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New FLRA Fixes ‘Arbitrary and Capricious’ Case Law of Predecessor

By on March 5, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
New FLRA Fixes ‘Arbitrary and Capricious’ Case Law of Predecessor

After previously setting two separate standards for reviewing an arbitrator’s decision, a recent FLRA decision with its new Members complies with a decision of the DC Circuit court. The FLRA is now applying only one “standard.” This case should be required reading for the labor relations community.

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Union Official Time: Why a Basic Change is Needed

By on January 31, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Union Official Time: Why a Basic Change is Needed

The author says that reports of official time issued by OPM are inaccurate and understated. He raises some questions about the use of official time.

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Federal Labor Relations: 2018 Predictions (or Maybe Hopes)

By on January 3, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Federal Labor Relations: 2018 Predictions (or Maybe Hopes)

The author looks at problems created by the FLRA under past administrations and how the FLRA under the new administration might address them.

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