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    Unions: workforce executive orders causing ‘chaos’

    Federal employee union representatives say that actions taken at agencies to restrict union activities while on the job have begun to cause chaos.

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    Expert sees even tougher road ahead for WH executive orders

    Nathan Abse speaks with an attorney and professor of labor and employment relations at the University of Illinois College of Law, Michael H. Leroy, about the White House push to curb labor’s power in federal agencies—and, more broadly, in the American workplace.

  • NTEU urges Congress to provide paid parental leave for feds

    National Treasury Employees Union President Tony Reardon testified this week at a subcommittee hearing examining paid parental leave, where he expressed to lawmakers the importance of providing the benefit to federal employees.

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    VA creates new office to oversee digital health record effort

    The Department of Veterans Affairs has established a special office to oversee the agency’s multibillion dollar electronic health record digitization effort.

  • OSHA investigating mail carrier's death

    Federal investigators are now looking into workplace safety concerns at the Postal Service after a California mail carrier was found dead in her mail truck on a day when temperatures reached more than 100 degrees.

  • Latest EO changes the way agency judges are selected

    President Trump has issued an executive order that eliminates the testing process for administrative law judges at federal agencies, making it easier for the administration to have influence over the process of hiring judges.

  • A ‘glass ceiling’ exists for women at DOJ

    An analysis by the DOJ's Office of Inspector General has found that women are significantly underrepresented at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms; the Drug Enforcement Administration; and the Federal Bureau of Investigations.

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    DOJ makes clarification to OPM data breach being connected to fraud

    The Department of Justice is now saying that an identity theft case it announced last month may not be linked to the 2015 massive Office of Personnel Management as it originally reported.

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    OPM takes first steps to begin restricting union activities

    The Office of Personnel Management as of July 9 has instructed agency leaders to begin implementing requirements of the three workforce executive orders that target union activities while on the job.

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Edward A. Zurndorfer Certified Financial Planner
Mike Causey Columnist
Tom Fox VP for Leadership and Innovation, Partnership for Public Service
Mathew B. Tully Legal Analyst

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