Tag Archives: FSIP

THINGS MARK CARTER DOESN’T GET Mark Carter earns his living working for a law firm that brags about its ability to fight unions, not provide a balanced, low conflict, workplace. So, it should surprise no one that his gut reaction … Continue reading

Posted in FSIP | Tagged | Comments Off on

WHY DOESN’T FSIP GET IT ABOUT DECISION FALLOUT? One of our continuing beefs with the Panel is that it regularly fails to consider the long-term fallout of its decisions. For example, it recently rejected a union proposal that assignments to … Continue reading

Posted in FSIP | Tagged | Comments Off on

FSIP, YOU’RE FIRED!  LET THE BLUE LIGHT SPECIALS BEGIN. The President did what he does best and fired all seven members of the FSIP. It is not a surprise.  His predecessors in office did the same thing. It is patronage … Continue reading

Posted in FSIP | Tagged | Comments Off on

CAN FLRA STAY IMPLEMENTATION OF A FINAL AND BINDING FSIP ORDER? Yup! It can and it has, even though it is extremely rare.  The Authority, or at least the Carol Pope Authority, covered the process in an IFPTE decisions issued … Continue reading

Posted in FSIP | Tagged | Comments Off on

WHO IS KIM MOSELEY? The very short answer is she is the new H. Joseph Schimansky who has left government to devote his last bits of knee cartilage to the Montgomery County tennis circuit before soaking up some well-deserved California … Continue reading

Posted in FSIP | Tagged , | Comments Off on

FUBAR: FSIP’S UNICORN The Federal Service Impasses Panel (FSIP) has a unicorn that it treasures.  While the members prefer to call it their “demonstrated need criterion,” that label is merely to obscure outsiders from seeing clearly that there is nothing … Continue reading

Posted in Bargaining Impasse, FSIP | Tagged , | Comments Off on

INTEREST ARBITRATION’S “ANGELO ANGLE”  The vast majority of neutrals brought in to settle a bargaining impasse, whether they are from FSIP or privately hired by the parties, rarely look at the impasse from what we are labeling the “Angelo Angle.” As … Continue reading

Posted in FSIP | Tagged , | Comments Off on

FSIP ORDERS AGENCY TO REBUILD AFGE OFFICE AND BREAK ROOM What would you do if the agency unilateral changed a break room into a conference room, replaced the union office with a new break room that was one-third the size … Continue reading

Posted in Bargaining, FSIP | Tagged , , | Comments Off on

FEATHERBEDDING AT FSIP Featherbedding is a widely condemned practice in labor-management circles.  At best, it is wasteful; at worst, it is dishonest; and, at present, it appears that the Federal Service Impasses Panel (FSIP) is mired in it.  The cost … Continue reading

Posted in Arbitration, FSIP | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on