New Collective Bargaining Rules Won't Hurt Telework, OPM Says

Government Executive: Officials at the Office of Personnel Management said Monday that an executive order signed by President Trump last month that seeks to shorten the collective bargaining negotiation process and curb the influence of federal employee unions won’t impact existing workplace priorities like promoting telework.

The executive order is controversial, but thus far is the only one of three issued last month that is not being challenged in federal court. It instructs agencies to place time limits on negotiations for ground rules and full collective bargaining agreements, and offers an avenue for agencies to quickly and unilaterally impose new agreements without union assent.

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