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With the clock ticking toward the Defense Business Board's final report on the National Security Personnel System, have attitudes changed among the federal labor unions who have been vehemently against it? Conversations with two union officials suggest the answer is "no".
One of the major functions of the FWA will be to get federal sector unions on the same page when dealing with Congress and the Administration.
Two employee unions, NTEU and NFFE, want their members to make their voices heard about what they say is the real impact of a government shutdown. The organizations are asking federal employees to call their member of Congress April 5. The unions also are trying to improve how they communicate with members about the shutdown.
Last week's elections brought about big changes in Congress, but the results might also affect how federal labor unions work with lawmakers. We talk with NFFE's national president, Bill Dougan, and NTEU's president, Colleen Kelley.
Both employee unions and agencies say certain phrases in President Obama's executive order creating these committees need to be better defined. VA deputy secretary Gould will lead an effort to bring some precision to terms such as pre-decisional, to make sure everyone is working from the same sheet of paper. National Council on Federal-Labor Management Relations also details first set of bargaining pilots, called B-1.
Tags: pay and benefits , management , John Berry , Scott Gould , Jeff Neal , OPM , DHS , VA , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , NFFE , National Council on Federal-Labor Management Relat , labor-mangement forums , B-1 pilots , telework , Jason Miller