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SFLERP West Coast Chapter Hosts Virtual Meeting Jan 18 @noon PST

The Society’s West Coast Chapter will hold its next lunchtime VIRTUAL MEETING on Thursday, January 18, at 12PM (PST)/3PM (EST). Topic: Discussion of the Covered-by Doctrine, including the D.C. Circuit’s recent decision in FCC Coleman. The discussion will be conducted by a representative from the FLRA’s San Francisco Regional Office. This is a free event.  This is a virtualContinue Reading

DC Chapter – Lunch meeting Tues. Feb 20

The Society’s DC Chapter will hold its next lunch meeting on Tuesday, February 20, at 12:00pm.  The speaker will be announced soon.  Please visit us again. Speaker – TBA Topic – TBA The chapter meets at the Headquarters of the Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service, One Independence Square, 250 E Street, SW, 7th Flr., Washington,Continue Reading

SFLERP Labor-Management Cooperation Award

The Society is accepting nominations for the 22nd Margery Gootnick Labor-Management Cooperation Award.  Named in honor of longtime arbitrator and SFLERP Board member Margery Gootnick, the award is presented annually to the Federal agency and union that best exemplify a cooperative labor management relationship.  Nominations are due Friday, April 20, 2018. Click here for a nomination form.

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

SFLERP Past-President Invited to Taiwan to Discuss Labor Relations

By: Scot E. Schwartz, SFLERP Immediate Past-President Imagine my surprise – receiving an invitation to participate as a member of a delegation to travel to Taiwan (Republic of China) for meetings with government ministries and Taiwanese labor unions and confederations.  The Taiwanese government, headed by President Tsai Ing-wen, is working to improve working conditions andContinue 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.

SFLERP LR-ER Training Sold Out

The Basic LR-ER training scheduled for September 26-29 is sold out.  We’re sorry we are not able to accommodate any more participants.

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

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