Grievance Presentation by federal and state level unions rely on negotiated grievance procedures primarily for contract enforcement.
Grievance timeliness is often misunderstood by (particularly new) union representatives and employees. Yet, it is a critical factor.
Recently, a Federal employee argued the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) “abused its discretion” by failing to appoint (and pay for) an attorney to represent her.
Overtime is considered an assignment of work and a management right. However, procedures for distributing overtime have generally been determined to be negotiable.
Question: “Can a [federal] union official solicit union membership during duty hours or official time?” Response: Rarely is the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) as clear on other questions as they are with this question. Unless your Master Agreement or other negotiated…