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AFGE Attacks FLRA General Counsel (GC) Over Proposed Changes

By on January 24, 2008 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

The vast majority of unfair labor practice allegations are filed by unions against agencies. Determining the winner or loser in these cases often depends on getting information and who has the power to get the information. Proposed changes to the regulations have generated a response from the largest federal employee union. Here is a summary and observations from an experienced labor relations professional who worked for several agencies.

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NLRB V. FLRA: NLRB Union Pickets and Exchanges Press Releases with Management in the Ongoing Dispute over FLRA’s Decision

By on August 15, 2007 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

A dispute between the National Labor Relations Board Union and the agency is heating up as the union begins picketing and calling for the resignation of the agency’s General Counsel. The NLRB responds with its own press release.

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FLRA Has a Union – On What Authority?

By on April 11, 2007 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

The FLRA is specifically excluded from coverage of the federal labor relations law. What is the legal authority for this agency to recognize a union?

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A New Prosecutor in Town

By on November 16, 2006 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

There appears to be a significant change in direction at the Federal Labor Relations Authority. Federal agencies may like the new approach.

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The FLRA General Counsel’s New ULP Settlement Policy: Questions and Practical Advice

By on November 3, 2006 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

A new policy has been issued regarding the settlement of unfair labor practice (ULP) allegations against federal agencies. In this article, the author discusses questions raised by the new policy and offers practical advice to agencies when a ULP is filed.

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What Factors Make A Good Labor Relations Program?

By on April 21, 2006 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

What factors are necessary to have a good, effective labor relations program in a federal agency? Here are some criteria.

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It’s An Election Year: Health Benefits for Some New Retirees May Change; Future of Some Agencies on the Line

By on March 23, 2006 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

It’s an election year. Here are several proposals that have been made that would impact the civil service structure and the benefits of some current federal employees.

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Sometimes Nice "Guys" Finish First

By on December 21, 2005 in Agency News with 0 Comments

Colleen Duffy Kiko has been appointed as the new General Counsel for the FLRA.

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No Blood, No Foul, No Unfair Labor Practice

By on August 15, 2002 in Court Cases, Human Resources with 0 Comments

Political battle arises over the creation of the Department of Homeland Security but this recent decision from the FLRA may give the Administration ammunition in its argument that the current program isn’t efficient or effective.

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