Archive for February, 2012

Repeating the Same Mistakes: Does HR Understand Performance Appraisal?

Filed in News on February 29, 2012 Comments

The MSPB recently overturned the removal of a DoD employee for unacceptable performance. The author analyzes the circumstances surrounding the case.

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Pending Legislative Proposals Targeting Pay and Benefits

Filed in News on February 29, 2012 Comments

A number of proposals have emerged in Congress in the last several months that are aimed at federal employees, and often not in a good way. NTEU has vowed to fight Republicans in the upcoming election and has compiled a list of the legislative proposals targeting the federal workforce to help make its case.

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The Immobilized SES

Filed in News on February 28, 2012 Comments

The Partnership for Public Service has released a report documenting position mobility within the Senior Executive Service. The report findings indicate that members of the SES workforce generally remain in the same position throughout their careers even though the SES was designed to be a mobile workforce.

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Contemplating Retirement: Shared Experiences from a Retired Federal Employee

Filed in News on February 28, 2012 Comments

Are you ready to retire? A former federal employee shares his experience and provides advice to things to consider before you make a final decision.

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FLRA Finds Air Traffic Controller Union Breached Labor Law But Allows Future Violations

Filed in News on February 27, 2012 Comments

The FLRA writes that changing its constitution to “punish” controllers who leave its bargaining unit and return, was an unfair labor practice retroactively but not “prospectively.” The unions’ action was to “punish unit members who escaped the unconscionable terms and conditions unilaterally imposed by the FAA . . . by going to work for FAA management.”

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What is TRICARE for Life?

Filed in News on February 27, 2012 Comments

The author outlines some of the basic principles of Tricare for Life and when a person is eligible.

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Highest Paid US Postal Service Employees

Filed in News on February 24, 2012 Comments

Which Postal Service employees make the most money and where do they work? Here is the answer in data retrieved from FedsDataCenter.com.

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Managing Variability in Thrift Savings Plans

Filed in News on February 23, 2012 Comments

A basic knowledge of variability is essential for managing your investments in the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). The author discusses some common mistakes investors make and ways to manage them.

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