THREE EXECUTIVE ORDERS YOU NEED TO READ
On May 25, 2018, three Executive Orders appeared:
establishing government-wide goals for collective bargaining;
creating an interagency Labor Relations Group to coordinate policy development;
directing accelerated bargaining of ground rules and term agreements;
prohibiting bargaining over permissive subjects;
imposing limits on official time and reporting requirements for its use;
precluding expenditure of public funds for facilities used by unions;
calling for exclusion from grievance procedures of removals for misconduct or unacceptable performance, disputes over performance ratings, and claims for awards or several monetary allowances.
These Orders are designed to limit the scope of collective bargaining, reduce resources available to federal sector unions, and diminish the role of arbitration in federal labor relations and personnel cases.
Readers should examine these Orders. Readers may speculate upon their likely effect.
Executive Order Promoting Accountability and Streamlining Removal Procedures Consistent with Merit System Principles
Executive Order Ensuring Transparency, Accountability, and Efficiency in Taxpayer Funded Union Time Use
Executive Order Developing Efficient, Effective, and Cost-Reducing Approaches to Federal Sector Collective Bargaining