Tag: Official Time

More Patient Care Problems Cited at VA

April 14, 2017 8:59 AM

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

April 2, 2017 9:11 AM , Updated April 6, 2017 3:52 PM
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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Legislation Cutting Some Federal Employees’ Pensions Advances in House

March 19, 2017 11:33 AM , Updated March 23, 2017 8:07 AM

A bill that would penalize a federal employee’s pension when acting primarily as a union representative has advanced in the House.

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Federal Employee Unions and the Official Time Reform Act

March 9, 2017 11:00 AM

A new bill would reduce retirement income for some federal employees working as federal union representatives while being paid by the federal government.

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

March 8, 2017 11:08 AM

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

February 17, 2017 11:08 AM

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

February 8, 2017 10:46 AM , Updated February 10, 2017 10:28 AM
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

January 20, 2017 8:40 AM , Updated January 23, 2017 4:29 PM
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?

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

November 27, 2016 12:47 PM

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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