Monthly Archives: October 2023

RESPECT THE PRONOUNS–OR ELSE Yes, Americans are still getting used to using the proper pronoun in gender identity and transgender situations.   But EEOC has made it crystal clear they are legally obligated to do so at work or risk violating … Continue reading

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FSIP ADDRESSES TELEWORK BARGAINING IMPASSE Although the Impasses Panel’s decisions are not precedent for other parties, it pays to know what they are doing in other cases, especially if your own union is bargaining over Telework matters.  The Panel just … Continue reading

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ARE YOU A UNION SUBMISSIVE? The dictionary defines a submissive as someone ready to conform to the authority or will of others; one who is “meekly obedient or passive, almost sheeplike.” The answer to the opening question largely depends on the level … Continue reading

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AGENT EXPOSES IRS PROMOTION DISCRIMINATION MECHANISM This GS-11 employee claimed that he was not selected for a GS-12 promotion in Oregon because he was African-American.  He backed up that claim by pointing out that the promotion certificate showed he had … Continue reading

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NEGOTIATORS! READ WHAT DEWEY HAS TO SAY PRONTO Dewey Publishing puts out an e-mail alert about FLRA and MSPB developments.  They are a trusted source of advice—so much so that I published my book COLLECTIVE BARGAINING LAW FOR THE FEDERAL … Continue reading

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EEOC COMING AFTER OVERLY BROAD SEVERANCE AGREEMENTS The folks over at Constangy, Brooks, et al. law firm put out a very helpful blog that we follow religiously.  If you like to use civil rights laws to challenge undesirable management practices, … Continue reading

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NEW LEADER TRAINING MANUAL That is what AFGE calls their 2023 booklet designed to help new (and not so new) local union leaders figure out how to handle all their responsibilities.  It is well-done and AFGE deserves compliments for making their material … Continue reading

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