Tag: Labor Relations

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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Federal Employees Working for Unions: CBO Reports on Pending Bill

By on August 9, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Federal Employees Working for Unions: CBO Reports on Pending Bill

The CBO concludes a requirement for more reliable accounting of official time by federal employee unions would have a negligible impact on federal expenses.

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It’s Time to Reform Federal Labor Relations

By on August 8, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
It’s Time to Reform Federal Labor Relations

The author says that if America is serious about having an efficient government, federal union activity must be balanced with meeting mission needs.

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American Federation of Government Employees Still the Most Corrupt Union in the U.S.A.

By on August 3, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
American Federation of Government Employees Still the Most Corrupt Union in the U.S.A.

According to data from the Department of Labor, AFGE leads other federal unions in convictions involving corruption since 2015. The author provides an analysis.

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Bill Advances to Require OPM Action on Official Time

By on July 28, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Bill Advances to Require OPM Action on Official Time

A Bill to require annual reporting on use of official time and other union related items is advancing. It has now passed the House and reported favorably by a Senate committee for consideration.

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FSIP Members Nominated; Decisions to Resume

By on July 27, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments

President Trump intends to nominate members to the FSIP which will allow decisions to now be issued again on pending impasse-dispute cases.

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