|OPM Issues Implementing Guidance on EOs|
OPM Issues Implementing Guidance on EOs
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) on Friday issued guidance on the new executive order (EO) directing immediate action to restore and protect collective bargaining.
The memo gives agencies directions on how they should implement President Biden’s Jan. 22 EO revoking the anti-union, anti-employee orders implemented by the previous administration. Agencies currently engaged in contract negotiations must withdraw any bargaining proposals that implement the provisions of the 2018 EOs and resume good faith negotiations. OPM is urging agencies that have already negotiated collective bargaining agreements in accordance with the rescinded orders to revisit the specific provisions.
“With this guidance, federal employees will again have a voice in the workplace and a valued role in improving government services,” said National President Tony Reardon. Read more
Additionally, OPM issued guidance on the executive order rescinding the ban on diversity training at federal agencies. The guidance underscores the administration’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility.