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HOW SPECIFIC MUST GROUP GRIEVANCES BE? Is the following a legitimate grievance: “Local X007 alleges on behalf of impacted employees that the agency violated the compensation rights of employees at various offices over the last six years and asks that … Continue reading

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SPOTTING DISCRIMINATION VIOLATIONS & GRIEVANCES Every time a member comes to the union for help with some personnel action, the union rep should not only look for violations of the contract, regulations, and past practice, but also whether management’s action … Continue reading

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UNIONS FOOLISH TO REFER EEO COMPLAINTS TO AGENCY EEO OFFICERS LEADER ALERT! Too many unions think that they should not use the grievance process to pursue employee complaints about civil rights discrimination. As a result, they refer employees with discrimination … Continue reading

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HOW TO GRIEVE PROMOTION INTERVIEW SCORES STEWARD ALERT!     As explained in FEDSMILL’s recent four-part series on how to grieve promotion decisions, one way is to challenge the promotion scores. A large part of those scores often comes from an interview. … Continue reading

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HOW UNIONS GET UNIT MEMBERS PROMOTED MEMBER ALERT! Almost every time someone is promoted other applicants get passed over. Often, the passed over applicants feel they were just as qualified or even better qualified than the selectee. Sometimes they even … Continue reading

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GRIEVING NON-SELECTION FOR PROMOTION (Part 2- EEO) If the union levels charges of discrimination in a non-selection grievance, it substantially increases its chances of winning.  So great is the advantage that FEDSMILL believes the union should level a discrimination charge … Continue reading

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GRIEVANCE DRAFTING TIPS 4, 5, & 6 Before we turn to three other parts of a grievance where you can boost its winning potential and impact, remember this.  If you were unable to draft the grievance broadly enough during the … Continue reading

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