The Office of Personnel Management said agencies should continue to bargain in “good faith” and comply with the provisions of the president’s executive orders that haven’t been overturned in a recent court order.
The Veterans Affairs Department’s decision to abandon official time for some employees may set up further legal battles over the matter — and the president’s executive orders.
A group of senators want more answers from the Office of Personnel Management about how agencies are complying with an August court order that invalidated the president’s workforce executive orders.
The Office of Personnel Management clarified a provision in the president’s recent executive order on employee removals.
Citing “governmentwide reach,” the Trump administration requested an expedited briefing in its appeal of the federal district court’s injunction of the president’s executive orders.
Lawyers for the Trump administration say the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit should review a federal judge’s decision to invalidate the bulk of the president’s executive orders on official time, collective bargaining and employee removals.
The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 3399 has filed a contempt motion with a federal district court, citing a dispute with the Veterans Affairs Department over the president’s recent executive orders.
Agencies are beginning to revoke the actions they previously took to comply with the president’s recent workforce executive orders, federal unions said.
Office of Personnel Management Director Jeff Pon has told agencies to revoke the provisions of the president’s executive orders that a federal district court recently invalidated. Other aspects of the president’s EOs remain in effect.
With the federal district court’s late-Friday ruling, unions are declaring victory and asking agencies to immediately return to the status quo before the president issued his three executive orders. But change may be a long time coming.