GOP lawmakers want more oversight of union workers with federal salaries
from Government Executive
A group of Republican lawmakers is calling for more transparency in the practice of "official time" — when public-sector union officials receive taxpayer-funded salaries and work in government offices — proposing a bill to require an annual report detailing its use. The legislation — H.R. 568, sponsored by Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Fla. — calls for the Office of Personnel Management to submit a yearly report to Congress "relating to the use of official time by federal employees." Congress last required OPM to report on official time in 1998, and the agency did so voluntarily from 2002-2010.
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