According to the National Council on Federal Labor Management Relations, agency managers are exerting too little effort to engage their employees and union representatives before entering decision-making processes that effect daily work.
At a recent council meeting, Colleen Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union, said that pre-decisional involvement, or gathering input from employees, needs to be performed more.
Executive Order 13522 mandates that agencies must include pre-decisional involvement “in all workplace matters to the fullest extent practicable.”
John Gage, president of the American Federation of Government Employees, voiced his dissatisfaction towards the council’s chairman, Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry, saying, “A lot of people are getting soured, John, because the process is not happening. Let’s get pre-decisional [involvement] moving.”
Does your organization practice pre-decisional involvement? How so?