HHS committed a “clear and patent violation” of its 2010 collective bargaining agreement with NTEU, according to an independent arbitrator.
Several recent court decisions involving the appointments clause and the structure of quasi-judicial boards may have big consequences for administrative judges and other board members at the Merit Systems Protection Board, Federal Service Impasses Panel and other federal agencies.
In today’s Federal Newscast, a group of Maryland and Virginia Democrats are worried about plans to only give federal defense workers paid family leave.
With the president’s three workforce executive orders now officially in play, federal employee unions say their implementation has varied widely across government, and Congress has taken notice.
The Federal Service Impasses Panel ordered an existing telework program remain for some 2,100 attorneys, decision writers and other employees at the Social Security Administration’s Office of Hearings Operation represented by the National Treasury Employees Union.
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.
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.
An American Federation of Government Employees local is suing the Trump administration, the Social Security Administration and the Federal Service Impasses Panel for violating an injunction on the president’s workforce executive orders.
The American Federation of Government Employees has sued the Federal Service Impasses Panel over its decision to rewrite major portions of the unions’ contract with the Social Security Administration. If AFGE is successful, the case could have significant implications for other federal employee unions engaged in agency negotiations.
A federal judge invalidated nine provisions of the President’s workforce executive orders in a ruling last August. But the U.S. Court of Appeals overturned that decision Tuesday.