OUR MOTTO"Respect for Employee Rights, Ideas, Insights, Participation and Unions Generates the Power to Improve Government."
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OUR FAVORITE APPROPRIATE ARRANGEMENT PROPOSALS (Pt. 1) Agency managers are free to change anything in an employee’s working conditions they choose (and whenever they choose) so long as they are exercising a 7106 management right. They can assign an employee new … Continue reading
SEQUESTRATION: WHAT UNION LEADERS NEED TO KNOW If we fall off the cliff, “sequestration” will be a word union leaders use often over the next few months. There are two documents you might want to be aware of at the … Continue reading
WORKERS’ COMP FOR STRESS AND SHIFT CHANGES Although it does not happen often, employees can get Workers’ Compensation for absences and medical costs due to job-related stress. Here is how it works.
TEST YOURSELF #4- Loss of Status Assume that a supervisor gets upset with an employee, who has long had special status in the work group, and takes all that away from her. Up until this run-in with the supervisor, this … Continue reading
THANKS FOR THE INTEREST Just thought we would share some in-house news we are excited about. FEDSMILL.com has been operating for a little over six months now and thanks to you we have a mailing list of subscribers and others … Continue reading
WHO ARE THE SIMILARLY-SITUATED? “All things being equal, if an employer takes an action against one employee in a protected class but not another outside that class, one can infer discrimination. The ‘similarly situated’ prong establishes whether all things are … Continue reading
WE DON’T BITE, HONEST We set up FEDSMILL.com as a blog rather than pure web site because we wanted to encourage an exchange of our ideas. That is why there is room after every article to post your reactions, thoughts … Continue reading
MARTIN: THE CONTRACT AVATAR For decades labor-management contracts have been printed and distributed to all unit employees. Our grandparents walked around with copies in their shirt pockets, our parents had them on the shelves in their cubicles, but they are … Continue reading
FEDSMILL MAKES STYLE CHANGES You will see some small changes with today’s new articles. We have reduced the size of the headlines, and added a subtitle at the beginning of the article to remind union leaders to pass these articles … Continue reading
WHAT SHOULD FEDSMILL WRITE ABOUT We have no shortage of ideas to address on this site. But it would be hypocritical to have a motto urging management to respect employee and union insights if we did not do the same. … Continue reading