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BCCM dispute resolution:   https://www.smartstrata.com/dispute-applications-explained/

BCCM Accom Module

Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) in the classroom - Lessons from Millennials

ODR has consistently been in the news since the early 90s. It has popped up again this week as the ICC reported that the videos of its significant ODR conference in 2017 are now available from its online… 736 more words

Dispute Resolution

Executive Order Litigation Update

On June 15, 2018, NTEU filed an amended complaint over the above-described Executive Orders (EOs) in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. As you will recall, NTEU’s June 6, 2018 complaint in that court challenged the EOs imposition of a 25% cap on the use of official time; the prohibition against using official time for lobbying; the ban on the use of official time by union representatives to prepare and present grievances; and a provision that would generally set performance improvement periods (PIPs) at 30 days and give agencies the sole and exclusive discretion to apply longer periods. 270 more words

Statutory Rights

NTEU Vows to Fight Harmful HHS Proposals

Now that the president’s harmful executive orders have been issued, HHS has decided to restart bargaining over a new contract—after delaying the process for nearly three years— and has proposed changes to the contract that would erode or outright eliminate important rights. 456 more words


Your Union Fighting to Improve Your Working Conditions

As your NTEU National Field Representative, I assist NTEU Chapter 254 in protecting your right to have representation when meeting with Agency Management about your working conditions. 411 more words

CBA Interpretation

Update on HHS Term Bargaining and National Grievance/ULP

I want to update you on some recent, important developments regarding term bargaining with HHS. NTEU opened the existing collective bargaining agreement (CBA) in July 2015. 721 more words


Are we nearly there yet? Reflections on the HDR journey

As we move towards the middle of this my fourth year of PhD candidature, my thesis submission date is drawing rapidly nigh and the anxiety level is elevated a notch,  I thought it might be useful to reflect on the journey thus far and to share with you some of the highlights and low points of the journey although, thankfully, of the latter there is little to report. 1,234 more words

Dispute Resolution