Tag: Labor Relations

More on OMB Directive M-17-22: Important Nuggets for the ER/LR Community

By on April 22, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
More on OMB Directive M-17-22: Important Nuggets for the ER/LR Community

The author says he was dumbfounded by a recent OMB memo and its potential to bring about big changes for the labor relations community.

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President Signs Veterans Choice Act

By on April 19, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
President Signs Veterans Choice Act

President Trump has signed a law expanding access to health care for veterans outside of the VA system.

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OPM’s Official Time Report: Some Wonderfully Amazing Numbers

By on April 2, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM’s Official Time Report: Some Wonderfully Amazing Numbers

OPM has issued its latest report on official time use in agencies. The author looks at some of the numbers and some of the questions that they raise.

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Legislation Cutting Some Federal Employees’ Pensions Advances in House

By on March 19, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Legislation Cutting Some Federal Employees’ Pensions Advances in House

A bill that would penalize a federal employee’s pension when acting primarily as a union representative has advanced in the House.

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VA Accountability: Federal Government Trapped In A System In Desperate Need of Reform

By on March 11, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
VA Accountability: Federal Government Trapped In A System In Desperate Need of Reform

The VA and federal civil service is “trapped in a failed and antiquated civil service system that is in desperate need of reform.” A House bill would change the system in the VA.

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Federal Employee Unions and the Official Time Reform Act

By on March 9, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Federal Employee Unions and the Official Time Reform Act

A new bill would reduce retirement income for some federal employees working as federal union representatives while being paid by the federal government.

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Legislation Introduced Requiring OPM to Submit Annual Report on Union Use of Official Time

By on March 8, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Legislation Introduced Requiring OPM to Submit Annual Report on Union Use of Official Time

Legislation has been introduced that would require OPM to submit an annual report to Congress on the amount of official time used by federal employee unions.

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Fixing Federal Labor Relations: A Statutory Markup for Change

By on March 1, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Fixing Federal Labor Relations: A Statutory Markup for Change

The author says that the current labor relations statute is a failure that should be repealed or revised. He offers a detailed analysis of the changes he thinks need to be made to the law.

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House Committee Hearing Scrutinizes Use of Official Time at VA

By on February 17, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Does the use of official time at the VA improve veterans’ care, and how much official time is actually used by employees? A recent House Committee hearing sought to find answers to these questions.

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‘Antiquated Assumptions’ About Federal Pay and Benefits

By on February 12, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
‘Antiquated Assumptions’ About Federal Pay and Benefits

What changes are likely to occur to your pay and benefits? These are some proposed changes federal workers might see under a new administration based on what we know today.

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