Tag: Official Time

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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Bill Would Ban Use of Official Time at VA While Wait Times Continue

By on June 29, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Bill Would Ban Use of Official Time at VA While Wait Times Continue

A new bill would ban the use of official time at the VA if veterans seeking services are unable to get an appointment within a 30 day period.

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VA Secretary: Let’s Reform Official Time

By on June 22, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
VA Secretary: Let’s Reform Official Time

346 VA employees work full time on union activities. The VA Secretary says reforming use of official time by unions is necessary. This reform will likely take a long time.

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Bill Requiring Annual Official Time Report Passes in House

By on May 24, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Bill Requiring Annual Official Time Report Passes in House

A bill requiring OPM to provide reports to Congress on use of official time for federal employees working on behalf of a union has passed in the House.

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Is It Time to End Official Time?

on April 20, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
A report from the Competitive Enterprise Institute says that a lack of transparency in the use of official time gives an unfair advantage to federal employee unions that make use of the practice and therefore it should be eliminated within agencies.

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More Patient Care Problems Cited at VA

By on April 14, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
More Patient Care Problems Cited at VA

A new report found numerous problems with patient care at a VA facility. Here is a summary and solutions suggested to improve caring for veterans in the VA.

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OPM’s Official Time Report: Some Wonderfully Amazing Numbers

By on April 2, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM’s Official Time Report: Some Wonderfully Amazing Numbers

OPM has issued its latest report on official time use in agencies. The author looks at some of the numbers and some of the questions that they raise.

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