Steve Oppermann

Steve Oppermann completed his Federal career on March 31, 1997, after more than 26 years of service, virtually all in human resources management. He served as Regional Director of Personnel for GSA and advised and represented management in six agencies during his federal career. Steve passed away after a battle with cancer on December 22, 2013.

Kidney Cancer Puts me into the Hospital and Creates Other Havoc

By on January 11, 2014 in Current Events with 6 Comments

A retired federal employee who was a regular contributor to FedSmith, recounts his fight with cancer in his final article.

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Reintroducing Myself – To Me

By on December 23, 2013 in Current Events, Human Resources with 22 Comments

A retired federal employee who was a regular contributor to FedSmith, recounts his fight with cancer in his final articles. Steve passed away on December 22, 2013 after a long fight with the serious illness he described in his articles.

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Battling Cancer: "Sometimes You're The Louisville Slugger, Sometimes You're The Ball."

By on July 24, 2013 in Current Events with 13 Comments

FedSmith.com author Steve Oppermann recently found himself facing a frightening and challenging series of life events in a second battle with cancer. In his latest article about the experience, he details the ups and downs one can face in a health battle such as this one.

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Telework: Is the End in Sight?

The author discusses the Telework Enhancement Act and says that he believes it has made significant progress towards enhancing telework in government across three key areas.

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Chapter 3: Two Winter Get-Aways and Some Mixed Medical Results

By on April 1, 2013 in Current Events with 8 Comments

FedSmith.com author Steve Oppermann recently found himself facing a frightening and painful series of life events in a second battle with cancer. In his latest article about the experience, he provides an update on his personal story and prognosis.

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The Empire Strikes Back: Fighting Recurrent Kidney Cancer

By on January 18, 2013 in Current Events with 14 Comments

FedSmith.com author Steve Oppermann recently found himself facing a frightening and painful series of life events in a second battle with cancer. In his second article about the experience, he shares his personal story in the hope that it will be an inspiration to others who might find themselves in a similar situation.

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Round Two: The Author Laces Up the Gloves When Cancer Demands a Rematch

By on November 22, 2012 in Current Events with 27 Comments

FedSmith.com author Steve Oppermann recently found himself facing a frightening and painful series of life events in a second battle with cancer. He has chosen to share his personal story in the hope that it will be an inspiration to others who might find themselves in a similar situation.

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YouTube Video Shines Spotlight on Workplace Bullying Issue

The author outlines some examples of workplace bullying and how it affects individuals and organizations.

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MSPB "Firing Squads" versus Traditional Disciplinary Procedures

What is the best way for an agency to take a disciplinary action? An experienced federal human resources expert offers an opinion and explains what factors go into winning an appeal.

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Contemplating Retirement? Learn from the Experiences of a Former Federal Employee

By on March 6, 2012 in Current Events, Retirement with 20 Comments

Only you can decide when it is time to retire. Careful planning is essential for anyone. Here are considerations based on the real life experience of one former federal employee.

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