Monthly Archives: February 2013

BARGAINING OVER SEQUESTRATION’S IMPACT If your union has not demanded to bargain over the impact of the pending sequestration, do not wait much longer.  The odds of it happening are so high that the union should put in its demand … Continue reading

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TEST YOURSELF- The Correct OT Remedy Let’s assume that you find management has incorrectly told some employees over the last nine months that they may only be compensated with comp time to work extra hours, not time-and-one-half overtime pay.  Then, … Continue reading

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WHEN DECIDING OFFICIALS GO EX PARTE The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals just administered a major smack down to HUD when it let a deciding official (DO) talk to witnesses after management had issued its proposed termination letter. (See Rayland … Continue reading

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FMLA & SICK LEAVE RECORD RULES EEOC has very specific rules about where employee FMLA and sick leave medical documents can be stored. If the agency violates them, they may owe the employee money damages—as a recent Dept. of Justice … Continue reading

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BRAVO, FLRA, YOU HAVE COME A LONG WAY!!! We just took a look at the latest version of the Authority’s annual report and what a difference it shows between how well the FLRA is managed today under Carol Waller Pope … Continue reading

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