Tag: Official Time

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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House Concerned About Cost of Union Activity at IRS

By on September 12, 2014 in Agency News with 0 Comments
House Concerned About Cost of Union Activity at IRS

One of Lois Lerner’s emails that was recently uncovered in the ongoing IRS investigation details how the union prevented disciplinary action from being taken on a non-performing but highly paid IRS employee. The revelation has the House Subcommittee on Oversight concerned about the value the IRS is getting for what it spends on union activity.

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Paying Federal Employees to Represent Unions: Is This a Good Idea?

By on June 3, 2014 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Do you think providing full pay and benefits for federal employees representing unions a good policy? Take this survey and express your opinion.

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IRS Details Millions of Hours and Taxpayer Dollars Spent on Union Activity

By on July 30, 2013 in Agency News with 0 Comments

A House Committee chairman has released information from the IRS showing how much time agency employees were spending on official time.

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"Official Time" for Union Officials Under Fire in Congress

By on July 19, 2013 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

A bill has been introduced to restrict the use of paid time by federal employee union representatives who are performing duties on behalf of a union.

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Are VA Employees Working Full-Time for Unions Hurting Patient Care?

At least 85 nurses in the VA are working as full-time union representatives. Two Senators are questioning the impact on veterans of federal employees working as full-time union representatives.

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Legislation Introduced to Closely Track Payment of Union Officials’ Salaries

By on May 28, 2013 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

The federal government currently pays salaries of employees who spend time representing unions. Legislation has been introduced to eliminate this practice.

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Interesting Twists in OPM’s Official Time Report

By on February 20, 2013 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

The author raises some questions about the validity of this year’s official time report.

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