The CBO concludes a requirement for more reliable accounting of official time by federal employee unions would have a negligible impact on federal expenses.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.