The Agriculture Department has asked the Federal Labor Relations Authority to clarify how agency heads should handle collective bargaining agreements that have expired or rolled over — but haven’t yet been renegotiated.
In today’s Federal Newscast, fraudsters expanded their tactics to kick off 2020 and the Social Security Administration continues to be a top target.
An online database of nearly 800 agency collective bargaining agreements is now live on the Office of Personnel Management’s website. The creation of a common, public CBA system was a requirement of the president’s 2018 workforce executive orders.
The House has sent “minibus” spending bills, which include a 3.1% federal pay raise, to the Senate for its consideration. Congress must pass and the president must sign both bills into law by Friday to avoid a second government shutdown this year.
Amid pressure from lawmakers and a bad-faith ruling from the Federal Labor Relations Authority, the American Federation of Government Employees and Environmental Protection Agency have agreed to return to the bargaining table.
The Social Security Administration is ending its telework program for some 12,000 operations employees after six years. The agency’s decision coincides with the start of its new collective bargaining agreement with the American Federation of Government Employees.
A bipartisan group of House lawmakers say they’re “deeply concerned” by a series of new bargaining proposals from the Department of Veterans Affairs and urged VA to negotiate in good faith with the American Federation of Government Employees.
The House Appropriations Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee on Monday easily cleared its 2020 funding bill, which includes a 3.1% federal pay raise for civilian employees.
A series of new collective bargaining proposals from the Department of Veterans Affairs would impact employee leave, disciplinary procedures and telework.
Agencies have more guidance now on how they should comply with President Donald Trump’s May executive orders on collective bargaining. Hear this and more stories in today’s Federal Newscast.