Tag: Unions

Executive Order Narrows the Scope for Labor Negotiations at Federal Agencies

By on November 20, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Executive Order Narrows the Scope for Labor Negotiations at Federal Agencies

The National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations no longer exists. Where does this leave federal employee unions and the workers they represent?

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Trump Revokes EO Creating Federal Labor Councils

By on September 30, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Trump Revokes EO Creating Federal Labor Councils

Elections have consequences. President Trump has issued an Executive Order revoking federal labor-management relations councils.

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RSC Budget Proposes Cuts to Pay, Retirement Benefits

By on July 25, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
RSC Budget Proposes Cuts to Pay, Retirement Benefits

The House Republican Study Committee recently released its 2018 budget proposal which contains cuts or changes to programs impacting federal employees.

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National Weather Service Breaks Union Contract

By on July 21, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The National Weather Service has terminated its 16-year contract with its employee organization, the National Weather Service Employees Organization.

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The Hatch Act, Unions and Postal Service

By on July 19, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The Hatch Act, Unions and Postal Service

According to the OSC, the Postal Service took action to assist a union’s political activity in violation of the Hatch Act.

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USPS Gave Union Officials 2,776 Days For Election Work

By on July 12, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
USPS Gave Union Officials 2,776 Days For Election Work

A Postal union endorsing Hillary Clinton and other Democrats gave 2,776 days to union officials to work on the union’s political activities.

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Union Dues, Retirement and Foreign Service

By on June 26, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Union Dues, Retirement and Foreign Service

Should withholding union dues continue after a Foreign Service employee retires? In the first policy guidance decision from FSLRB, the answer is “no”.

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OPM’s Official Time Report: Some Wonderfully Amazing Numbers

By on April 2, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM’s Official Time Report: Some Wonderfully Amazing Numbers

OPM has issued its latest report on official time use in agencies. The author looks at some of the numbers and some of the questions that they raise.

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Fixing Federal Labor Relations: A Statutory Markup for Change

By on March 1, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Fixing Federal Labor Relations: A Statutory Markup for Change

The author says that the current labor relations statute is a failure that should be repealed or revised. He offers a detailed analysis of the changes he thinks need to be made to the law.

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Democratic Senators Pledge to Support Federal Workforce

By on February 11, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Democratic Senators Pledge to Support Federal Workforce

A resolution recently introduced in the Senate pledges to support the federal workforce with “five fights for federal employees.”

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