For the Trump administration, 2018 was a productive year filled small, but productive steps toward its goal of modernizing the federal workforce. But it was a very different kind of year for federal employee unions.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Federal Protective Service mismanaged its payroll and budget leading to excessive overtime and spending shortfalls.
The White House’s postal task force calls for rolling back collective bargaining rights for postal unions, and doesn’t look to undo the Postal Service’s obligation to pre-fund health benefits for future postal retirees.
Federal employee union leaders, like their members, are finding a lot to worry about right now. A partial lapse in funding could be looming. A big dispute with the Trump administration is dragging on.
The Office of Personnel Management said agencies should continue to bargain in “good faith” and comply with the provisions of the president’s executive orders that haven’t been overturned in a recent court order.
The Veterans Affairs Department’s decision to abandon official time for some employees may set up further legal battles over the matter — and the president’s executive orders.
Employees at the Health and Human Services Department picketed outside the agency’s headquarters Thursday afternoon, demanding that HHS leadership resume collective bargaining negotiations with the National Treasury Employees Union.
Lawyers for the Trump administration say the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit should review a federal judge’s decision to invalidate the bulk of the president’s executive orders on official time, collective bargaining and employee removals.
In today’s Federal Newscast, speaking to supporters last night, the president said he’s secured commitments from Congressional leaders to fund a border wall.
Office of Personnel Management Director Jeff Pon has told agencies to revoke the provisions of the president’s executive orders that a federal district court recently invalidated. Other aspects of the president’s EOs remain in effect.