Search results for ""executive order""

  • US federal unions vow to fight executive orders after court defeat

    US federal employee unions have pledged to fight the overturning of a court ruling blocking the implementation of three controversial executive orders which diminish federal workers’ collective bargaining rights. The executive orders, signed by president Trump in...

    • Posted July 25, 2019
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  • US departments could disobey judge’s ruling on Trump executive order

    Questions have been raised over whether US government departments will obey a judge’s ruling overturning anti-union executive orders issued by president Donald Trump. Three executive orders were signed by Trump at the end of May. They banned federal employees...

    • Posted August 30, 2018
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  • Unions attempt to overturn Trump executive orders

    Two civil service unions are taking legal action against US president Donald Trump’s executive orders curbing federal staff protections and union powers. Three executive orders were signed by Trump at the end of May. Their purpose was...

    • Posted June 13, 2018
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  • New executive order to give US departments greater power to scrutinise federal contractors

    US government departments will be given greater powers to ensure federal contractors comply with laws that protect their workers’ safety, wages and civil rights, under new regulations coming into force next month. The Fair Pay and Safe...

    • Posted September 1, 2016
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  • Unions vow to continue fighting White House moves to undermine workers

    White House attempts to undermine federal employee rights and union power are wasting government resources and have made it harder to protect worker safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE)....

    • Posted June 30, 2020
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  • Trump directs departments to bypass environmental regulations

    Donald Trump has signed an executive order requiring federal agencies to waive environmental restrictions in order to fast-track infrastructure projects such as mines, highways and pipelines. The president said this action was necessary to strengthen the economy...

    • Posted June 9, 2020
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  • US government urged to spend $25bn a year on AI or risk falling behind

    Congress and the White House should work together to increase annual federal spending on artificial intelligence (AI) research and development to US$25bn (€19.2bn), according to a national security think tank. This is one of a number of...

    • Posted February 5, 2020
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  • US lawmakers “extremely concerned” about proposed official time policy

    Two members of Congress have written to the chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to express concern about a proposal that could make it harder for federal employees to bring discrimination cases against their agencies....

    • Posted January 28, 2020
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  • White House in continued push to break up central HR office

    A US watchdog has reported that the Trump administration’s planned merger between the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and General Services Administration (GSA) has not been abandoned, despite Congress blocking the legislation that would enable the merger....

    • Posted December 10, 2019
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  • OPM urges US federal agencies to hire military spouses and ex-prisoners

    The US government aims to increase diversity within the federal workforce by encouraging human capital officers to take full advantage of two existing hiring programmes that make it easier for military spouses and ex-prisoners to progress through...

    • Posted November 26, 2019
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