SFLERP President Invited to Taiwan to Discuss Labor Relations By: Scot E. Schwartz, SFLERP 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 TsaiContinue Reading
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
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.
Abbott, Kiko and DuBester Nominated As Members of the FLRA President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate James Thomas Abbott and Colleen Kiko to serve as Members of the Authority – the FLRA’s three-Member decisional component. He also announced his intent to re-nominate Ernest DuBester to serve a third consecutive term as a memberContinue Reading
The Society’s West Coast Chapter will hold its next lunchtime VIRTUAL MEETING on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at 12:00PM (PST)/9:00AM (EST). The meeting format will be an open discussion facilitated by Commissioner Valerie Harragin from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS). Topic: OMB Reform Plans, the upcoming government reorganization efforts and how to work together, neutrals, labor and management toContinue Reading
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 Nominates 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 andContinue Reading
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
The Society is seeking nominations for the positions of President (Labor), First Vice-President (Neutral), and Second Vice-President (Management) as well as three vacancies for general Board slots from each of the member constituencies (labor, management, neutral). Members in good standing interested in running to fill a vacancy should submit a brief bio to email@example.com noContinue Reading
September 26-29, 2017 Alexandria, Virginia Program and Information Register HERE The Society is sponsoring two intensive training opportunities on Federal Labor and Employee Relations to be held September 26-29, 2017, at a location to be announced in Alexandria, VA. (The exact location will be provided in the email confirmation.) A Primer: Federal Labor Relations willContinue Reading