Executive Orders 5/25/2018

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Executive Order Promoting Accountability and Streamlining Removal Procedures Consistent with Merit System Principles


Executive Order Developing Efficient, Effective, and Cost-Reducing Approaches to Federal Sector Collective Bargaining


Executive Order Ensuring Transparency, Accountability, and Efficiency in Taxpayer Funded Union Time Use

The Washington Post did an execellent summation which can be found here (Trump takes aim at federal bureaucracy with new executive orders rolling back civil-service protections)

-The orders limit federal employees to spending no more than a quarter of their workday on “official time” — paid time to do union business, a benefit Congress approved for federal unions four decades ago. Administration officials said the change could save $100 million a year.


-They require agencies to negotiate union contracts in less than a year. And they direct managers to move more aggressively to fire poor performers or employees involved in misconduct, limiting to one month a last-chance grace period for improvement that now can last up to 120 days. Agencies must also disclose details about an employee’s record to other federal offices considering hiring someone who has been fired or disciplined.



-The changes also upend a long tradition of basing layoffs on seniority. Agencies can now take performance into consideration, as well.


-The orders also require agencies to begin charging unions for space in federal buildings they now use for free.


-White House officials said their goal is to make the federal workforce more efficient and responsive to the public and to improve morale for employees who play by the rules.


-In a briefing with reporters, Andrew Bremberg, the White House director of the Domestic Policy Council, said surveys of federal employees have repeatedly found that few trust their managers to adequately address poor performers.


“These executive orders make it easier for agencies to remove poor-performing employees and ensure that taxpayer dollars are more efficiently used,” Bremberg said. The president, he noted, called on Congress during his State of the Union address “to empower every Cabinet secretary with the authority to reward good workers and to remove those that undermine the public trust or fail the American people.”
 
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Just a quick browse through those and I'm seeing a lot that makes sense that I'd consider positives.
 

GulfCharlie

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Brothers and Sisters,

Late Friday afternoon, the President issued three Executive Orders (EOs) affecting Federal employees and their Unions. NATCA staff joined other unions on a call with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in advance of the public release of the EOs.

One of the orders, titled Executive Order Ensuring Transparency, Accountability, and Efficiency in Taxpayer Funded Union Time Use, is intended to reduce the use of union official time government-wide.

Another, entitled Executive Order Developing Efficient, Effective, and Cost-Reducing Approaches to Federal Sector Collective Bargaining, is intended to reduce the time it takes to negotiate collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) and to reduce the costs contained within them.

The last, Executive Order Promoting Accountability and Streamlining Removal Procedures Consistent with Merit System Principles, is intended to expedite the process for removing employees from federal service in performance based adverse actions.

OPM has advised that it will publish guidance advising agency heads how to implement these orders in the near future.

NATCA already is reviewing and analyzing these EOs to see how they affect NATCA, our members, and our CBAs. We also are working closely with other federal employee unions in order to coordinate our efforts. NATCA will spare no expense in fighting all attempts to undermine our CBAs, our members' rights, and our right to exist as a union.

In the interim, there should be no changes to any of NATCA's agreements with the FAA - local or national - nor any changes in how they are implemented. The same is true for all current practices and procedures between the parties. If you become aware of any attempts by the agency to take action to implement any of these EOs, or make any other changes, please immediately contact your FacRep and Regional Vice President.

We will continue to keep you updated as these issues evolve.

In Solidarity,

Paul Rinaldi, NATCA President
Trish Gilbert, NATCA Executive Vice President
 
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