Federal unions monitoring workforce as agencies roll back Executive Order provisions

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Tony Reardon, president of the National Treasury Employees Union, details how his organization is observing the court-ordered repeal of President Trump’s workforce measure, and what it means for the employees they represent.


A federal court struck down several key provisions of the President’s workforce executive order. According to GovExec, the Office of Personnel Management told agencies to comply with the court’s order to roll back the controversial rules. As the rules are scrubbed from the executive branch, federal employee unions are keeping their eye on agencies to see if any problems arise.

 

“It’s been a mixed bag actually, several of the agencies where we represent employees actually demonstrated that they are willing to pull back… but then [we have] the Department of Health and Human Services, they’re not complying at this point,” said Tony Reardon, president of the National Treasury Employees Union. “It is my understanding that they do not intend to comply. They are, as I understand it, suggesting that their bargaining proposals were arrived at independent of the executive orders.”