Tag: Official Time

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

October 29, 2014 4:07 PM

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

September 12, 2014 10:01 AM

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?

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

July 30, 2013 6:26 PM

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

July 19, 2013 11:27 AM

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

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

February 20, 2013 10:20 PM

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

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Union Official Time: AFGE Proposes a Blank Check

June 18, 2011 6:02 PM

The author says an AFGE official time proposal fails to address accountability or tracking of the time.

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The Politics (and Money) of Federal Union "Official Time"

April 30, 2008 9:47 PM

In another dispute involving the union’s use of official time, FLRA backed off a stance taken in previous decision, reminding all of us again how important union institutional issues are to Federal unions and their friends among the “neutrals”. The author suggests that employee working conditions’ improvements take a back seat to union institutional issues again and that FLRA’s reversal is part of the politics of labor relations and clearly not part of the the law.

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