The National Treasury Employees Union said it will push agencies at the bargaining table, as well as the new administration and Congress through legislation or new policy, to consider making telework arrangements and remote work programs permanent.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission voted along party lines last week to cancel a form of official time union representatives have long used to help their colleagues with certain kinds of discrimination cases, but two of the agency's commissioners said the policy change won't stick in the new administration and Congress.
Agencies reported a 28% drop in official time usage across government in 2019, according to a new report from the Office of Personnel Management.
The decision from the impasses panel, once implemented, would dramatically cut official time and abolish labor-management training, safety committees and the ability to pursue certain grievances for employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Commentator Jeff Neal lays out 5 Trump administration executive orders for the civil service that he thinks should be high on the list to be canceled immediately by the Biden administration.
Federal News Network reviewed the track records and campaign policies for President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. Here's where they stand on the issues important to federal employees, including pay, benefits and government oversight.
In a collective bargaining dispute between the National Treasury Employees Union and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, an arbitrator said the agency committed unfair labor practices by implementing pieces of the president's 2018 workforce executive orders. Those practices, the arbitrator said, also run contrary to a longstanding federal labor-relations law.
When do you tell tens of thousands of public servants, from Social Security, the IRS and a dozen other operations, that after several months of working from home it's time to return to their “real” and traditional offices?
Under a new collective bargaining agreement, eligible employees at the EPA can telework up to two days a week. But the agency suggested employees could have had a more generous policy if its union had made its own concessions.
As Congress debates must-pass legislation for 2021, members are leaving many of the big-ticket federal workforce items on the table this year.
Under a Biden administration, President Donald Trump's 2018 workforce executive orders would go, the National Treasury Employees Union said Monday.
In today's Federal Newscast, the EPA has teamed up with the New York and Los Angeles mass transit systems to learn more about how to disinfect them.
Lobotomizing of federal telework programs could be happening for a couple of reasons but the coronavirus is presenting a new test of that trend.
Leadership on two House committees are skeptical of a proposed rule from the EEOC, which would reverse a 40-year-old policy allowing union representatives official time to prepare discrimination complaints on behalf of their coworkers.