Category Archives: A-76/Contracting

“GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE” RECOGNIZES IFPTE & AFGE CONTRACTING OUT CLOUT According to “Government Executive” the Department of Defense went down in defeat before the power of IFPTE and AFGE when the department tried to increase the amount of contracting out on … Continue reading

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AFGE CELEBRATES AGAIN Most victories for unions are modest, like the one we posted below where AFGE was able to reverse an arbitrator’s ruling denying them attorney fees in a back pay case. But every once in a while unions … Continue reading

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AFGE PRECEDENT LEADS TO CONTRACTING OUT BACK PAY VICTORY There have been a half-dozen or so cases over the years where unions have tried to get back pay for bargaining unit employees when the agency contracted out some or all … Continue reading

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WANT TO KNOW WHAT WORK YOUR AGENCY HAS CONTRACTED OUT-OR WILL? FLRA has made it very clear that while unions cannot negotiate over an agency’s substantive decision to contract out work, they can negotiate over impact and implementation issues. (See NAGE, 61 … Continue reading

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MEET AMERICA’S HIGHEST PAID “GOVERNMENT WORKERS” Hats off to AFGE for its recently published article revealing who gets paid the most–millions actually– to do government work.  It is not who you think, and you will never hear about this story … Continue reading

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NTEU BREAKS THROUGH CONTRACTING OUT BARRIER Unions have had a hard time even slowing agencies down in their pursuit of outside contractors.  OMB removed a lot of the issues from negotiations by issuing a detailed government-wide regulation. The Supreme Court … Continue reading

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CONTRACTOR CHUTZPAH CHUTZPAH-Definition:  Nerve, Gall, Audacity. Private contractors doing government work are a lot of things.  They are often more expensive than government, they are notorious for missing deadlines, and they have no shame about taking government work paid for … Continue reading

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THE EMPLOYEE AS BOUNTY HUNTER Did you know that if you turn in someone who is making false claims against the federal government you can get 15 to 25% of whatever the government recovers? For example, suppose you are aware … Continue reading

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HOW TO MINIMIZE CONTRACTING OUT While management has a right to contract out work, the union has a right to negotiate procedures making that decision a fair one and softening the impact on employees. Here is how.

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CONTRACTING OUT FACTS While this Administration seems to understand the economic value of federal employees doing work rather than turning government work into profit opportunities for private venture capitalists, that can change. 

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