Monthly Archives: November 2021

“IT’S ALIVE!”  NOT FRANKENSTEIN’S MONSTER, BUT FSIP After months of deconstructing the existing hideous monster that plundered the L-M communities far and wide, President Biden has finished scouring the countryside for new parts, stitched them together, and sent his own … Continue reading

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IS YOUR NATIONAL UNION REP A TYPE A OR TYPE J REP? Among the things you notice over a 40-year career working with unions is that not all national union reps are the same. In fact, they can differ greatly … Continue reading

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FLRA ADDRESSES HOW SPECIFIC A GRIEVANCE MUST BE TO SURVIVE Not long ago FEDSMILL posted a piece entitled, “Grievance Strategy Issues- Part 4” which examined how specific a grievance must be to avoid several traps that can destroy an otherwise … Continue reading

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HOW TO STOP PERFORMANCE STANDARD CHANGES While death and taxes may be the more commonly recognized guarantees of life, not far behind are changes in performance standards.  Employees everywhere can count on managers trying to change their expectations, even if … Continue reading

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