Tag: Labor Relations

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The author says that the current labor relations statute is a failure that should be repealed or revised.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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Paid Time for Union Activity and Government Efficiency

By on February 8, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Paid Time for Union Activity and Government Efficiency

How much time and money are spent at the VA on official time? GAO finds no consistent reporting system.

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Election Consequences and Targeting Federal Employee Unions

By on February 2, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Election Consequences and Targeting Federal Employee Unions

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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Scott Walker is Advising White House on How to Weaken Collective Bargaining

on February 1, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Wednesday that he spoke with Vice President Pence about how the White House can implement on a federal level parts of the Republican governor's contentious policy that all-but eliminated collective bargaining for public sector unions in the state.

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