Ask the Lawyer received the following question (paraphrased for easier reading and clarity) from a reader on a legal matter that might be of interest to the entire audience.
How does a federal employee force an agency to honor an arbitration award? Is there any timeframe they must adhere to?
If you went to arbitration, it was because you are in a bargaining unit and are represented by a union. It is up to your union to enforce the arbitration award. Your union has tools by which to do this, including the filing of an unfair labor practice charge.
Bill Bransford is managing partner of Shaw, Bransford & Roth, PC.
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