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EPA, AFGE hit stalemate over DEIA provisions in union contract

Negotiations over a new DEIA contract article have come to a standstill for the Environmental Protection Agency and the American Federation of Government…

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OPM, NTEU offer recommendations to improve relationships between agencies, unions

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FMCS says early investments in virtual mediation paying off during pandemic

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SSA, AFGE reach new collective bargaining agreement after contentious saga

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Brian DomeniciDHS Deputy Secretary Elaine Duke reminds award winners of their roles as career leaders within their agencies. Duke won her own Presidential Meritorious Award as a senior executive before initially retiring from the civil service in 2010.

How small, simple acts lead to big changes on Best Places to Work rankings

The Homeland Security Department and Millennium Challenge Corporation, two vastly different agencies, offered similar lessons for success on the 2017 Best…

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OPM says it will keep a closer eye on agencies’ telework reporting

Agencies admitted that when it comes to telework, they’re still flying by the seat of their pants. The Office of Personnel Management is asking agencies…

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Federal unions tell agencies, partner with us for a more engaged workforce

When labor-management relationships are strong, employee engagement improves, federal union leaders said during a discussion at the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service conference in Chicago. Union leaders say their partnerships with agencies have improved over the past eight years, but the success of those partnerships too often depends on the administration.

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