Bob Gilson is a consultant with a specialty in working with and training Federal agencies to resolve employee problems at all levels. A retired agency labor and employee relations director, Bob has authored or co-authored a number of books dealing with Federal issues and also conducts training seminars.
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Supervisors and managers are selected for their understanding and ability of the work not of people nor because they possess supervisory skills. Managing leave in the federal environment would be a challenge for anyone. Here is how “flexibility” can look to a federal manager.
Are the goals of a recent lawsuit filed by a federal union to improve the merit system or to prevent an agency from being able to bring in new employees from outside the agency?
Recent articles on sick leave generated a substantial response from readers. Some asked what kinds of leave federal employees can use or for more information on when sick leave can be used. Some of the righteous indignation, ethical outrage, and management concern may be heightened or alleviated after reading more about federal employee leave policies.
Is taking sick leave discretionary? The government’s view is that sick leave applies to a few prescribed situations. What constitutes sick leave abuse and why do people abuse it?
The number one cause for employee discipline in the Federal sector results from problems related to leave. some of the attitudes that may cause sick leave problems and some prevention strategies.