Tag: Official Time

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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Union Official Time: AFGE Proposes a Blank Check

By on June 18, 2011 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

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"

By on April 30, 2008 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

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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