OPM: Agencies Can Implement Workforce EOs at Some Agencies Without Bargaining

Government Executive: The Trump administration on Monday signaled that it is speeding up efforts to roll back the influence of federal employee unions at federal agencies through a series of controversial executive orders, instructing agencies to implement the orders unilaterally in some instances.

In May 2018, President Trump signed three executive orders that sought to make it easier to fire federal workers, streamline collective bargaining negotiations, and severely restrict union activities by withdrawing subsidized use of federal property for representational work as well as limiting the hours union employees can spend on "official time" performing that work.

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