Tag: Official Time

Cutting Federal Agency Costs for Union Activity

November 19, 2020 11:42 AM
Cutting Federal Agency Costs for Union Activity

How much official time was used by federal employee unions in FY 2019? The latest report from OPM breaks it down.

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5 Workforce Executive Orders President-Elect Biden Should Cancel On January 20, 2021

November 12, 2020 8:54 AM

The author lists five executive orders enacted by President Trump that he says should be canceled by President-elect Biden.

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Who Decides What is An Effective and Efficient Government?

September 12, 2020 12:37 PM , Updated October 8, 2020 1:24 PM
Who Decides What is An Effective and Efficient Government?

The author says that official time represents an issue of who gets to decide what constitutes an effective and efficient government.

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Dramatic Decrease in Official Time at VA

May 29, 2020 12:44 PM , Updated June 9, 2020 11:36 AM
Dramatic Decrease in Official Time at VA

The VA is successfully implementing recent executive orders to restrict the use of official time and free office space previously used by unions.

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Should Federal Union Officials Be Paid to Lobby Congress?

March 25, 2020 2:00 PM , Updated April 6, 2020 12:38 PM

FLRA is seeking comments on a proposed rule to restrict use of official time by union representatives to lobby Congress.

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Task Force Proposes Eliminating FERS

February 7, 2020 2:09 PM , Updated February 24, 2020 9:29 AM
Task Force Proposes Eliminating FERS

A task force report urges major changes to the civil service system from pay and benefits to handling removal actions and appeals by federal employees.

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Reducing Official Time for Unions in EEO

December 12, 2019 3:10 PM , Updated December 26, 2019 9:58 AM
Reducing Official Time for Unions in EEO

A proposed rule change by the EEOC would restrict official time use by federal union representatives in the EEO complaint process.

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VA Clamping Down on Official Time and Union Office Space

November 18, 2019 10:41 AM , Updated December 1, 2019 3:59 PM

The VA is moving to implement President Trump’s executive orders which will put new restrictions on unions’ use of official time and office space.

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OPM to Agencies: Track and Report Official Time Use

October 27, 2019 12:17 PM , Updated November 8, 2019 6:15 AM
OPM to Agencies: Track and Report Official Time Use

OPM is requiring agencies to report on official time use by federal employee unions by January 31, 2020.

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Presidential Power Versus Employees’ Constitutional Rights: Interpreting the Executive Orders Affecting Federal Workers

October 21, 2019 10:44 AM , Updated November 2, 2019 6:38 AM
Presidential Power Versus Employees’ Constitutional Rights: Interpreting the Executive Orders Affecting Federal Workers

President Trump’s three labor relations executive orders were recently allowed to take effect. What impact will they have on federal employees?

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