Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie says he’ll review some personnel moves and major agency actions himself, as 16 senators urge the new secretary to review a series of actions from prior VA leadership that have impacted career employees and executives.
Local American Federation of Government Employees representatives at the Veterans Affairs Department say the agency has inconsistently implemented the president’s executive order on official time.
The Federal Labor Relations Authority reportedly told the American Federation of Government Employees this week that the Education Department did bargain in “bad faith” when it ended ground rules negotiations and implemented its own management document.
Ahead of oral arguments in federal district court on Wednesday, federal employee unions showed their disapproval of three recent executive orders from President Donald Trump.
The two largest white-collar federal unions are challenging provisions in two of the three executive orders President Donald Trump issued in late May. And it could be serious.
After three federal workforce executive orders were signed by President Donald Trump in the spring, one union leader at the Social Security Administration describes the resulting cuts to official time and the group’s eviction from agency office space.
The National Treasury Employees Union said it received bargaining proposals from the Health and Human Services Department that exclude previously-negotiated articles on telework, alternative work schedules and performance awards.
The White House believes federal unions across the country have been taking taxpayers for a ride using “official” time, which is meant to monitor health and safety issues in contracts, to conduct union business.
The Social Security Administration has given the American Federation of Government Employees until July 31 to vacate agency property.
Following the Obama-era example, maybe it’s time for another beer summit — this time between the Trump administration and federal union leaders?