Category Archives: A-76/Contracting

WANT TO KNOW WHAT WORK YOUR AGENCY HAS CONTRACTED OUT-OR WILL? FLRA has made it very clear that while unions cannot negotiate over an agency’s substantive decision to contract out work, they can negotiate over impact and implementation issues. (See NAGE, 61 … Continue reading

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CONTRACTOR CHUTZPAH CHUTZPAH-Definition:  Nerve, Gall, Audacity. Private contractors doing government work are a lot of things.  They are often more expensive than government, they are notorious for missing deadlines, and they have no shame about taking government work paid for … Continue reading

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THE EMPLOYEE AS BOUNTY HUNTER Did you know that if you turn in someone who is making false claims against the federal government you can get 15 to 25% of whatever the government recovers? For example, suppose you are aware … Continue reading

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HOW TO MINIMIZE CONTRACTING OUT While management has a right to contract out work, the union has a right to negotiate procedures making that decision a fair one and softening the impact on employees. Here is how.

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CONTRACTING OUT FACTS While this Administration seems to understand the economic value of federal employees doing work rather than turning government work into profit opportunities for private venture capitalists, that can change. 

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THE CONTRACTING OUT SCANDEL Don’t miss reading this week’s NY Times article that exposes how contracting out work costs the government more than having its own employees do the work.   One federal agency just disclosed that it paid outside private … Continue reading

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