Tag: Official Time

$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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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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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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RSC Budget Proposes Cuts to Pay, Retirement Benefits

By on July 25, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
RSC Budget Proposes Cuts to Pay, Retirement Benefits

The House Republican Study Committee recently released its 2018 budget proposal which contains cuts or changes to programs impacting federal employees.

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Legislation Introduced to Make Federal Employees ‘At-Will’ Employees

By on July 22, 2017 in Human Resources, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Legislation Introduced to Make Federal Employees ‘At-Will’ Employees

Legislation has been introduced that would make federal employees “at-will” employees, potentially making it easier to remove or suspend them.

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