Justice Department Seeks to Fast-Track Its Appeal of Decision Striking Down Workforce EOs

Government Executive: The Justice Department filed a motion Thursday asking for an expedited review of the government's appeal of a decision striking down the key provisions of three executive orders aimed at making it easier to fire federal employees and reducing the influence of labor groups at agencies.

On Tuesday, the Trump administration signaled that it would appeal the Aug. 24 ruling by U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson that said President Trump exceeded his authority in ordering agencies to standardize performance improvement periods, set time limits on collective bargaining negotiations and severely limit the amount and scope of official time for union employees to perform representational duties.

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