Tag: Labor Relations

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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Legislation Aims to Reestablish Labor Relations Council

By on January 30, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Legislation Aims to Reestablish Labor Relations Council

Legislation has been introduced in Congress to revive a national council on labor-management relations. Given the history, it is unlikely to go anywhere.

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Impasses Panel Signals Policy Shift: Want It? Prove You Need It!

By on January 25, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Impasses Panel Signals Policy Shift: Want It? Prove You Need It!

A recent case decision suggests the FSIP has shifted from its past philosophy. The author provides an analysis.

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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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DC Court of Appeals Again Sides With Dissent in FLRA Decision

By on November 30, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
DC Court of Appeals Again Sides With Dissent in FLRA Decision

The DC Court of Appeals has again restricted the expansion of bargaining in the federal government as advocated by the FLRA.

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Arbitration: The Seven Tests of ‘Just Cause’

By on November 21, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Arbitration: The Seven Tests of ‘Just Cause’

The author describes a seven part standard for analyzing the discipline or discharge of an employee which can help with upholding these types of decisions.

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Executive Order Narrows the Scope for Labor Negotiations at Federal Agencies

By on November 20, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Executive Order Narrows the Scope for Labor Negotiations at Federal Agencies

The National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations no longer exists. Where does this leave federal employee unions and the workers they represent?

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DuBester Renominated for FLRA

By on October 3, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments

President Trump intends to nominate former union lawyer Ernest W. DuBester to serve a third term as a Member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority.

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Trump Revokes EO Creating Federal Labor Councils

By on September 30, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Trump Revokes EO Creating Federal Labor Councils

Elections have consequences. President Trump has issued an Executive Order revoking federal labor-management relations councils.

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Official Time Bill Adds Paperwork for Union Reps and Headaches for OPM

By on September 28, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Official Time Bill Adds Paperwork for Union Reps and Headaches for OPM

The author says a proposed bill on official time reporting may offer some benefit, but does so at the expense of added paperwork and managerial challenges.

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