Veterans service organizations and the American Federation of Government Employees, which represents roughly 230,000 employees at the Veterans Affairs Department, say the President-elect’s nominee to lead the agency is a pleasant surprise. Dr. David Shulkin, the current VA undersecretary for health, should give the agency some continuity during the transition, they said.
Last week, the National Labor Relations Board adopted a ruling by one of its administrative law judges, which ordered the Postal Service to discontinue its relationship with the office supplies chain Staples. Members of the American Postal Workers Union were pleased with the decision. APWU President Mark Dimondstein tells Federal News Radio’s Eric White on Federal Drive with Tom Temin just what the conclusion of this legal dispute means for its members.
President Obama’s 2.1 percent pay hike may be the last feds see for awhile from Congress, says Jeff Neal, former DHS chief human capital officer.
The National Treasury Employees Union and the Senior Executives Association both said they hope to better educate the new administration and Congress about the federal workforce.
Unions face a unique future as robotics and the new Trump administration will challenge their existence. Richard Levick, founder and CEO of Levick, discusses how unionized labor will need to adapt to stay relevant, plus whether unions can transition to more white-collar labor as automation gradually eliminates more and more blue-collar jobs in America.
Both the U.S. Postal Service and its labor unions have been pleading with Congress for several years, hoping for a reform bill that would help return USPS to financial health. It hasn’t happened yet, but the start of a new Congress in January brings another chance for lawmakers to try. Mark Dimondstein, president of the American Postal Workers Union, which represents about 200-thousand postal employees. We recorded a wide-ranging interview earlier this week about the union’s priorities on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The Office of Personnel Management is giving federal employees and retirees an extra day to make changes to, enroll or cancel their dental or vision plans.
Why would federal workers boo a president for giving them a 9 percent pay raise, then cheer another one for a 2.1 percent increase? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says timing is everything.
An oversight subcommittee wants to know whether time and attendance abuse at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is widespread or the product of incomplete reporting.
For J. David Cox, national president for the American Federation of Government Employees, the outcome of the 2016 presidential election came down to “bread and butter issues.” And those are challenges that his union, which represents more than 309,000 federal employees, will rally for with the start of the new administration as well.
Jeff Neal, former chief human capital officer at DHS, ponders how the new administration will handle federal employee unions.
The U.S. Postal Service, having faced years of financial hardship, posted a $5.6 billion net loss for fiscal 2016, despite an increase in revenue this year.
When President-elect Donald Trump takes office in January 2017, what does that mean for the federal government? Find out on this week on Fed Access when Government Executive Staff Correspondent Eric Katz joins host Derrick Dortch. November 18, 2016
The National Treasury Employees Union and Office of Personnel Management are battling in court on whether or not a judge should dismiss a lawsuit against the agency, stemming from the 2015 data breach.
The council also revealed an annual study from the Office of Personnel and Management and Bureau of Labor Statistics, which measures the pay gap between federal employees and private sector workers.