Monthly Archives: March 2024

UNION REP TEST #5 (Negotiations –An Agency’s Specific Notice Obligation) We have said it often before.  The biggest process mistake management can make while bargaining is to violate this obligation, and aggressive enforcement of this obligation by the union increases … Continue reading

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THE $5.97 TRAVEL CLAIM VICTORY A fed traveled for an agency to a Vegas conference, but before leaving he submitted a travel voucher for the projected cost of the trip.  For some unknown reason the agency took over three months … Continue reading

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FLRA, RETIREES & OTHER FORMER EMPLOYEES Can the FLRA help retired or other former employees when an agency or a union interferes with that person’s current or potential employment? For example, suppose a federal agency negotiated a settlement with an … Continue reading

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NOW THIS IS A WHOPPER… of a remedy that union reps should keep in mind when drafting grievances, especially those that allege an EEO violation. It is the kind of remedy order that opens up the mind as to what … Continue reading

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5 COMMON TYPES OF REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS Looking through the blogs posted by law firms representing federal employees, we ran across a useful post from PINESFEDERAL, a firm operating out of D.C., Houston and Atlanta. Fedsmill has posted a ton of … Continue reading

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