Yes, chain of command. I should know this. Perfect David. Understood. I think DoD is different machine than most other agencies. It is run differently.
Time is watched like a hawk. My DH used to go through “formation” in the hanger every morning and “attendance” was taken. (just about like the military). My DH was a shop steward and was often plagued by millenials wanting to exercise their rights over their personal property (cell phone). He had to explain to them, that once you show your CAC through the main gate, your rights are limited. Once you slide your card through the cattle gate at the compound, your cell phone does not accompany you.
In an office setting, you cannot plug your smart phone into a gov computer. Your “wireless” capabilities are very limited. There is a “reason” for that.
As a GS, I don’t have bargaining rights. Overtime for WG must go through a prior approval process, up the chain of command. If the upper tier does not see it warranted, it does not happen. If production gets back logged, so be it.
GovLoopers need to understand this concept, lest they believe everything is akin to what goes on in the DC offices. LinkedIn, Facebook and who you know, will not get you a job. Mr. Dean has explained clearly why that is so.
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