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FEDSMILL staff has over 40 years of federal sector labor relations experience on the union as well as management side of the table and even some time as a neutral.

YOUR SANTOS RIGHT GIVEN RETROACTIVE EFFECT You might remember our recent post about a new court decision, known as Santos, holding that when an agency fires someone for unacceptable performance it must now prove that the original PIP it put the employee … Continue reading

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REINSTATED DESPITE 939 HOURS OF UNSCHEDULED LEAVE IN ONE YEAR This employee worked only three full pay periods over the course of a year. In all the others, he called in from home or wherever to ask for annual, sick … Continue reading

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TRUMP’S UNION REMEDIES TURN OUT TO BE AGENCY COLONOSCOPIES At the urging of several right-wing clans Trump prescribed changes via Executive Orders designed to crush federal sector labor unions’ bargaining power. To those of us who read, it was totally … Continue reading

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BYE-BYE BWANA JIM; WELCOME MS. GRUNDMANN TO FLRA Finalllllllllly!  This morning the Senate voted to confirm Susan Tsui Grundmann to take a seat at the FLRA.   STG is one of the most respected, professional, and knowledgeable neutrals in the federal … Continue reading

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FREE EEOC WEBINAR MAY 11–REGISTER FAST EEOC is running a free webinar geared toward union reps as much as anyone else. It is scheduled for 1 pm eastern time on the 11th and will focus on the latest EEOC/EEO developments. … Continue reading

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BIDEN’S THINLY DISGUISED WAGE THEFT PROGRAM President Biden deserves gobs of credit for rescuing federal employees and their unions from the intense hate the prior administration had focused on them. But let’s not pretend that all is now peachy for … Continue reading

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THE AD/HD WORKER’S ADA PROTECTION In our experience, too many feds do not recognize what physical and mental conditions are protected by federal anti-discrimination statutes. EEOC is letting International Paper, Inc. know that the company violated law when it failed … Continue reading

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“PROBATIONER” IN LINE FOR 8 YEARS BACK PAY Why did we put the word probationer in quotes? Because MSPB just issued a decision highlighting that there are times when the agency might consider someone a probationer, but s/he is not. … Continue reading

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FREE FLRA TRAINING; SIGN UP FAST The availability of slots in these training programs is going to go fast.  So, look over the schedule of courses and sign up soon for FLRA-run webinars on Investigatory Interviews, Good Faith Bargaining, Illegal … Continue reading

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BWANA ABBOTT’S SAFARI One of FLRA’s surviving Trump appointees, Jim Abbott, is the labor law equivalent of the great white hunters of Colonial Africa who ravaged its wildlife and exploited its population just for the fun of it- or maybe … Continue reading

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