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Have you ever had a coworker who spent more time/energy avoiding work than actually working? The author says attitudes and conduct of these people can result in consequences for agencies if not addressed and offers some suggestions for dealing with employee behavior issues.
National Guard Technicians are, with a few exceptions in every state, members of an “excepted service”. While that term applies to many categories of Feds, Title 32 is unique to the Guard and reserves. The author offers some details on what this means.
Will a person’s behavior change when getting a written reprimand? The goal should be to change the undesirable behavior. The author analyzes the disciplinary process and offers suggestions for those who may be involved in a disciplinary situation.
The author says that many people don’t consider the possibility of having performance appraisals that actually improve performance. He says that having a system designed to improve performance would be an appraisal system actually worth having instead of being just about the performance rating.
Robbie worked for the Social Security Administration and Department of the Navy for over 13 years before dropping out of government… but he never really left. He began teaching seminars to Federal supervisors, managers, and union officials for a fledgling company called FPMI. In 1990 Robbie moved to Seattle, WA and began his own one-person training company – Government Personnel Services. He continues that enterprise today [see www.trainingfeds.com]. All of his clients are Federal agencies and the National Guard.
The perspectives in Robbie’s articles come "from the field" and from more than 30 years reflecting on why HR programs work… or don't. They stem from his experience in the areas of labor and employee relations and his attempts to make sense of Federal performance appraisal systems. When not teaching seminars, Robbie volunteers many hours as a Federal, municipal, and community mediator in the Seattle area.