Tag: Official Time

AFGE Sues President Trump Over Executive Order

May 31, 2018 9:52 AM

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

May 28, 2018 11:59 AM
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

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’

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

$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

April 26, 2018 11:43 AM
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?

March 28, 2018 10:14 AM
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

January 31, 2018 10:37 AM
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!

January 25, 2018 4:30 PM
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

September 28, 2017 3:57 PM
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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