Federal employee unions have until Jan. 10 to inform the Department of Veterans Affairs whether they would stay and pay rent or leave their currently occupied, government-owned VA office space. The president’s 2018 workforce executive orders require unions to pay rent in order to continue using agency property.
The Social Security Administration said Friday it would delay the end of its telework program by two additional weeks to give operations employees more time to adjust to the policy changes.
The Trump administration has clarified how agencies should proceed with current, ongoing collective bargaining negotiations with federal employee union, now that the president’s workforce executive orders are in full force.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has struck a three year bargaining agreement with the National Treasury Employees Union, which includes paid parental leave.
In today’s Federal Newscast, a major reorganization is taking place among the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s top management offices.
After determining the Department of Health and Human Services bargained in “bad faith” with the National Treasury Employees Union, an independent arbitrator has directed both parties to return to the collective bargaining table. HHS, however, can appeal the arbitrator’s decision.
The Office of Personnel Management on Friday instructed agencies to begin implementing the president’s workforce executive orders on official time, collective bargaining and employee removals.
A new collective bargaining agreement between the Social Security Administration and the American Federation of Government Employees gives the union a smaller bank of official time hours than it had before, but more than representatives would see under the president’s workforce executive orders.
The injunction on the president’s workforce executive orders has expired, clearing the way for agencies to officially begin implementing them again.
Executive orders on federal employment, and vigorous union opposition to them, appear to have poisoned relations between federal unions and the Trump administration beyond antidote.