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