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Archive: Federal Employment Disputes

17Dec

2018

The Department of Health and Human Services had proposed limiting telework to 1 day a week or potentially eliminating the program altogether. The Department and the National Treasury Employees Union are in final negotiations, as mandated by the Federal Service Impasse Panel. The Panel asserts jurisdiction over the collective bargaining process. NTEU objects to these…

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07Dec

2018

The United States Postal Service Task Force was created through an executive order by President Trump to fix the Postal Services’ finances. They issued their long-awaited report with their findings and recommendations. Flawed Finances A bailout of taxpayers will be needed if the USPS doesn’t right its finances at some point. The Task Force shared…

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23Oct

2018

The Merit Systems Protection Board hears federal employee appeals of contested personnel actions and could go from one member to none in Spring 2019. The current backlog of cases is 1,500 and could grow 25% soon. “It will take, at a minimum, 3 years to process that backlog,” Mark Robbins, acting chairman of MSPB said.…

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02Oct

2018

When an agency decides to relocate an office, or the entire agency (this can be done for many reasons), can they force you, if you are employed by them, to relocate or risk losing your job? What options are available to you if you still want to keep your job without relocating? Forced to Relocate…

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11Sep

2018

The Office of Personnel Management told agencies they must comply with the federal district court’s recent ruling, which struck down 9 key provisions of the president’s executive orders on collective bargaining, official time, and employee removals. Ketjani Brown Jackson, U.S. District Court Judge recently ruled that 9 provisions of the Trump administration’s EO’s conflicted with…

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20Aug

2018

The United States Postal Service must reverse a new policy that banned employees from taking unpaid time off to campaign for political candidates, a 3rd party arbitration ruled. The decision came after postal unions challenged the policy as violating their collective bargaining agreements and First Amendment rights. Postmaster General Megan Brennan announced these changes to…

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20Jul

2018

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee cleared two pieces of legislation. Federal employees may see more significant changes to the current disciplinary appeals process with their agencies and the Merit Systems Protection Board than before. The Modern Employment Reform Improvement and Transformation (MERIT) Act would shorten the disciplinary appeals process for many federal employees.…

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16Jul

2018

President Trump signed an executive order moving the hiring of administrative law judges from the competitive service to excepted service, giving the president and agency heads broader latitude in appointments. The order cites the Supreme Court decision Lucia v. Securities and Exchange Commission, where the court found that SEC administrative law judges are “inferior officers”…

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11Jul

2018

Some lawmakers are calling for the end of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. Congressman Mark Pocan (D-WI) intends to introduce legislation to eliminate the agency. He made the announcement after a recent trip to visit the southern border. “I’m introducing legislation that would abolish ICE and crack down on the agency’s blanket directive to…

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03Jul

2018

The Supreme Court has issued a decision in the case Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, et al., concerning payment of fees to a union that represents employees in state and local governments. Ruling The decision, issued on June 27, 2018, overturns a 1977 case (Abood v. Detroit Board of Education). In the new decision, the…

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