Tag Archives: Telework

EMPLOYEE AWARDED TELEWORK AND $30,000.00  An arbitrator found that the agency violated the Rehabilitation Act and the agreement by denying the grievant a reasonable accommodation. As remedy, he directed the agency to grant the grievant a telework schedule, and awarded $30,000 in … Continue reading

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BARGAINING TELEWORK AND THE MANSON FAMILY TWINS Expecting FLRA’s Abbott and Kiko to think even one baby step beyond their hatred of unions is like assuming Charley Manson will take good care of your pregnant wife while you are out … Continue reading

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FLRA BOOSTS TELEWORK REMEDIES  Few things are as frustrating as winning a grievance, arbitration or ULP only to find that the sole remedy imposed is an order that management not violate the law or contract again.  FLRA claims that remedies … Continue reading

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ACCOMMODATING EMPLOYEES WHO CANNOT REPORT TO WORK The law firm of ShawValenza just posted a very interesting article under the title above.  We recommend it for those working in the reasonable accommodation area, if only as a useful thought-provoking piece … Continue reading

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THE DARK SIDE OF TELECOMMUTING While negotiators on both sides of the bargaining table deserve credit for integrating telecommuting into the work place Inc. magazine just did a very good job of highlighting the negative impact of those were denied … Continue reading

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HAS OPM CHANGED LEAVE “POLICY” IN OFFICE CLOSURE SITUATIONS? If you missed OPM’s latest effort to interfere with collective bargaining, double back and read it closely.  OPM has announced that it wants “to change an outdated leave practice.”  To be … Continue reading

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WANT TO TELEWORK AS A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION? Then you will have to build a strong case because the courts and most employers are far from sold on the idea. Employees and unions are in the process of breaking new ground … Continue reading

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ILLEGAL TELEWORK DEALS What do you call it when a bargaining unit employee asks her manager to allow her to telework, the manager agrees, and they work out the details of when, where, and under what conditions? “Illegal” is what … Continue reading

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