An injunction against a portion of the new rules for a human resources system in the Department of Homeland Security is the latest round in the implenting a new civil service structure
Several large unions have withdrawn from the AFL-CIO, taking with them millions of dollars and millions of members. Federal employee unions have experienced substantial losses in power and members also.
A federal employee was reinstated with five years of back pay after winning his case in federal court.
Do we need a marginal rating for federal employees? In a practical sense, marginal ratings result in nothing but work for the supervisor.
The agency and the union are starting labor negotiations and the parties are far apart in their initial positions.
If the federal government is to achieve even modest success in implementing new DHS and DoD regulations that tie salaries to individual achievement, some formidable barriers must be scaled.
DoD and DHS are the vanguard agencies for widespread introduction of pay for performance. As implementation nears, doubts and concerns within government are reaching tsunami levels…
NTEU gambled that it could require Customs to bargain an entire labor agreement and delay changes to the work assignment agreement negotiated under the Clinton partnership directive. The gamble did not pay off and the agency issued its new policy which successfully withstood several years of review by third parties and the Court of Appeals for DC.
Six months after the previous general counsel of the FLRA vacated the position, President Bush nominated Colleen Duffy Kiko, of Virginia, to fill the position vacated last December by Peter Eide.
The FLRA recently ordered the Custom and Border Protection to negotiate with NTEU over workers rights to wear cargo shorts while on the job.