Monthly Archives: May 2017

WHAT IS A PROPHYLACTIC PROPOSAL? It is not only something union negotiators can use to protect members from the adverse effects of a management intrusion into their lives, but also something the FLRA endorses.  (This is a republication of a … Continue reading

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PIZZELLA POISED TO CREATE CHAOS Brace yourself if you have anything to do with federal sector labor relations. Pat Pizzella, the Acting Chair of the FLRA and presumptive heir to the chair, is about to rattle your world like a … Continue reading

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QUIZ: WHERE IN THE WORLD IS THE REMEDY? On April 24, 2017 FLRA decided a case where the arbitrator found that the agency had violated the contract when it refused to approve full-time telework for an employee. However, because the … Continue reading

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IS “PROOF OF NEED” REQUIRED FOR INTERMITTENT FMLA LEAVE DAYS? While it is hard to ever say “never” to a legal question, at least one federal circuit court believes that an employee may not be required to show s/he had … Continue reading

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