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Kiko, Abbott and DuBester Sworn-In as FLRA Chairman and Members

The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) announced that on December 11, 2017, Colleen Duffy Kiko was sworn in as FLRA Chairman and Authority Member; Ernest DuBester was sworn in for a third term as an Authority Member; and James T. Abbott was sworn in for a first term as an Authority Member. This follows theirContinue Reading

GUEST COLUMNIST: Marick Masters – The State of Federal Labor Relations and Personnel

GUEST COLUMNIST The State of Federal Labor Relations and Personnel By: Marick F. Masters The landscape of federal labor relations and personnel is undergoing significant changes that coincide with party shifts in the White House and evolving budgetary conditions.  These changes challenge employees, their unions, and managers across the board.  They affect the size ofContinue Reading

Trump Revokes Executive Order on LM Forums

On September 29, 2017, President Trump issued an Executive Order revoking Barack Obama’s Executive Order creating Labor-Management Forums in the Federal sector.  Click here to read the Executive Order.

President Appoints Members to the FSIP

President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to appoint Mark Anthony Carter, Andrea Fischer Newman, David R. Osborne, Karen M. Czarnecki, Donald Todd, Jonathan Riches, and F. Vincent Vernuccio as Members of the Federal Service Impasses Panel (FSIP).  Mark Anthony Carter will serve as Panel Chairman. The Panel Chairman and Members serve on a part-timeContinue Reading

FLRA Chairman Appoints Foreign Service Impasse Disputes Panel

FLRA Chairman Appoints Foreign Service Impasse Disputes Panel Patrick Pizzella, Acting Chairman of the FLRA, in his capacity as Acting Chairperson of the Foreign Service Labor Relations Board, announces the following appointments to the Foreign Service Impasse Disputes Panel (Foreign Service Panel): Mark Anthony Carter, of West Virginia, will serve as the Chair and FederalContinue Reading

SFLERP Presents Margery Gootnick Cooperation Award

This year the Society’s Board of Directors presented the Labor-Management Cooperation Award to NFFE Local 251 and the USDA Forest Service, Alaska Region.  The award is named in honor of longtime SFLERP Board member and Arbitrator Margery Gootnick who spearheaded the establishment of the award as a way to recognize successful cooperative labor relations inContinue Reading

Job Vacancy: EEO Specialist

Government contractor RGS is seeking a well-rounded EEO Specialist. This program support assignment includes Reasonable Accommodations, Disability, Special Emphasis, EEO Counseling, EEO Complaint Investigations, Management Directive (MD) 715 Report, Diversity & Inclusion, and Barrier Analysis.  The position requires a TS/SCI eligibility.  The right candidate can start with a TS and be read in for the SCI. ForContinue Reading

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