New tools designed to improve collaboration between federal agencies and the unions that represent their workers are coming to the federal government. The 2009 executive order behind the current incarnation of labor-management forums also told agencies to develop metrics to gauge how well those mechanisms are working. But several agencies are behind schedule on those metrics. So, the National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations wants to help. Bill Dougan, president of the National Federation of Federal Employees and a member of the council, speaks about agency communications with labor unions.
Francis Rose is the host of In Depth, which airs weekdays from 4-7 p.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, DC metro area and online everywhere. Francis has covered all three branches of the federal government as a broadcast journalist since 1998. He joined Federal News Radio in 2006 as the producer and news anchor of the station’s morning drive program, the Federal Drive. He launched In Depth in 2008 as a daily show focused on connecting federal executives to the information they need to do their jobs better.