Tag: Official Time

Legislation Introduced Requiring OPM to Submit Annual Report on Union Use of Official Time

By on March 8, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Legislation Introduced Requiring OPM to Submit Annual Report on Union Use of Official Time

Legislation has been introduced that would require OPM to submit an annual report to Congress on the amount of official time used by federal employee unions.

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House Committee Hearing Scrutinizes Use of Official Time at VA

By on February 17, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Does the use of official time at the VA improve veterans’ care, and how much official time is actually used by employees? A recent House Committee hearing sought to find answers to these questions.

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Paid Time for Union Activity and Government Efficiency

By on February 8, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Paid Time for Union Activity and Government Efficiency

How much time and money are spent at the VA on official time? GAO finds no consistent reporting system.

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Trump Administration Proposing Drastic Cuts to Federal Workforce

By on January 20, 2017 in Human Resources, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Trump Administration Proposing Drastic Cuts to Federal Workforce

As a new administration prepares to set up shop in Washington, significant budget cuts are being discussed. Here is a summary of what some of these proposals might be and how they would potentially impact federal employees.

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Should Federal Employees Be ‘At Will’ Employees?

By on January 9, 2017 in Human Resources, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Should Federal Employees Be ‘At Will’ Employees?

Should federal employees be “at will” employees? It is unlikely changes of this magnitude outlined in a recent bill will be implemented as there will be fierce opposition. Here is a summary.

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Fixing Federal Labor Relations: Official Time May Not be the Biggest Problem

By on November 27, 2016 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

The author says there are at least four issues in the current labor relations system which need correcting to make government work more efficiently and effectively. He outlines each issue as he sees them and what his suggestions are for fixing them.

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Bill to Require OPM to Report Annually on Official Time Moves Ahead

By on April 14, 2016 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

A bill to require OPM to provide annual information on the amount of official time used by federal employees engaging in union activity has been sent to the House for consideration.

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House Committee Fires Off Letters Demanding Data on Federal Employees’ Use of ‘Official Time’

By on February 16, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
House Committee Fires Off Letters Demanding Data on Federal Employees’ Use of ‘Official Time’

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) fired off numerous letters late last week to various federal agency leaders requesting data on federal employees’ use of official time.

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How Much Official Time Used by Federal Unions? No One Really Knows

By on November 19, 2014 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

GAO analyzed a recent OPM report on official time usage by federal employee unions. It found significant discrepancies in the data but OPM noted that providing more accurate data “is not a priority at this time.”

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Official Time and the Implementation of the Collective Bargaining Agreement – A Micro Perspective

By on October 29, 2014 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

The author says that much has been written about the number of hours of official time used by the government, but from the perspective of Congress, OPM and others. She instead suggests looking at the subject from the perspective of federal employees in the workplace.

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