Monthly Archives: February 2014

WHAT IS A “SUBSTANTIALLY YOUNGER” FEDERAL EMPLOYEE? Here’s a hint. It is someone over 40 years old. Need another hint? It is also someone who applied for promotion. Still stumped? It is someone who got the promotion instead of a … Continue reading

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EEOC NORMALLY ORDERS CREDITING PLAN DISCLOSURE OPM, FLRA, and the courts may be highly reluctant to order an agency to disclose a crediting plan to a grievant or the union, but EEOC is not.  It has addressed the issue over … Continue reading

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WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU STORM OUT OF AN ARBITRATION HEARING? Whether it is the union or management refusing to participate and whether it is a grievance arbitration or an interest arbitration, the answer is the same.  It is a very … Continue reading

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FLRA CHANGES POLICY ON POSTINGS VERSUS E-MAILS FLRA’s newest decision announced that in the future it will typically adopt a union request  that an agency guilty of a ULP be required to  send all involved employees an e-mail announcing its guilt and … Continue reading

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PIZZELLA’S POMPOSITY Newly-minted Member Pizzella has launched his FLRA career by largely lecturing the labor-management community on his loyalty to the fight against government waste. His latest sermonette (delivered as a concurring opinion in AFGE, 67 FLRA 218) condemns an AFGE local … Continue reading

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