Tag: Official Time

Will Executive Orders Change Collective Bargaining?

By on June 7, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Will Executive Orders Change Collective Bargaining?

The author analyzes the two recent executive orders on federal employee unions and discusses on how they may impact civil service reform.

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AFGE Sues President Trump Over Executive Order

By on May 31, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
AFGE Sues President Trump Over Executive Order

AFGE has sued President Trump over an Executive Order he recently issued that restricts the use of official time by federal employees.

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Controlling Federal Unions’ Use of Official Time

By on May 28, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Controlling Federal Unions’ Use of Official Time

A new Executive Order has been issued placing restrictions on use of a federal employee’s paid time when working as a union representative.

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Restricting Federal Unions and Firing Poor Performers

By on May 25, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Restricting Federal Unions and Firing Poor Performers

New executive orders will restrict government financial support of unions and make it easy to fire poor performing employees.

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‘Union Time on the People’s Dime’

By on May 24, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Use of “official time” by federal employee union representatives was the subject of a recent hearing in Congress.

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$174,789,810 for Official Time in FY 2016

By on May 17, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
$174,789,810 for Official Time in FY 2016

A report on official time in the federal government calculates the cost in FY 2016 was $174,789,810, not including other substantial costs for union activities.

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RSC Budget Echoes Recent Proposals to Cut Federal Employees’ Pay, Benefits

By on April 26, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
RSC Budget Echoes Recent Proposals to Cut Federal Employees’ Pay, Benefits

The 2019 Republican Study Committee budget blueprint includes a number of proposals to cut federal employees’ pay and benefits.

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Did Some VA Employees Violate Federal Law?

By on March 28, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Did Some VA Employees Violate Federal Law?

One Congressman is concerned that some VA employees may have violated federal law when they participated in a recent “March on the VA” union rally.

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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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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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