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Sat Dec 21, 2019, 11:30 PM

Lawmakers Accuse VA of Violating Bargaining Rules in Workforce Order Implementation

Lawmakers Accuse VA of Violating Bargaining Rules in Workforce Order Implementation
More than 70 House Democrats said the department must bargain with its union before it can implement President Trump’s controversial workforce executive orders.
DECEMBER 20, 2019
Erich Wagner


A group of more than 70 House Democrats on Thursday warned Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie that if he moves forward with plans to implement the provisions of three controversial executive orders, he will violate federal labor law.

In October, a federal appeals court lifted an injunction blocking agencies from implementing the provisions of three executive orders signed in May 2018. Those orders seek to shorten the length of performance improvement plans to 30 days, exempt adverse personnel actions from grievance proceedings, streamline collective bargaining negotiations, and significantly reduce the number of work hours and activities union members can spend on official time.

Shortly after the injunction was lifted, the department informed the American Federation of Government Employees that it planned to implement the orders’ provisions, including “recovering” union-used office space, equipment and resources, and ending reimbursement of expenses for employees performing “non-agency” business, among other issues....


More at the link: https://www.govexec.com/management/2019/12/lawmakers-accuse-va-violating-bargaining-rules-workforce-order-implementation/162068/

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Sat Dec 21, 2019, 11:38 PM

1. Bargain with it's union???!!!

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