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“We’re the Federal Government: You Can Trust Us”

Filed in News by on February 23, 2006 Comments

Federal employees overwhelmingly disagree with using the TSP’s G fund to help avoid a debt ceiling problem.

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Agency Officials Can Protest Contracting Decisions

Filed in News by on February 22, 2006 Comments

Changes to the procedures for allowing protests to a decision for contracting government work could lead to an interesting situation. An agency offical can protest his own agency’s decision.

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Labor “Partnership” Delayed Going to Court–Until The First Major Dispute Arose

Filed in News by on February 22, 2006 Comments

Is litigation always part of change in the federal government? In this case, labor-management partnership may have delayed the inevitable but it did not stop it.

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Poor Attendance Can Result in Removal–And Withstand Court Review

Filed in News by on February 21, 2006 Comments

An employee who is frequently absent or late can get an employee fired and will be upheld on review. The Postal Service fared well in two new court decisions, one of which involved an employee who, apparently, had trouble getting to work on time.

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Struggling to Do 40 Hours of Work in 170 Hours

Filed in News by on February 16, 2006 Comments

This Air Force base fired an engineer for misrepresenting time spent on assigned work and failing to carry out assigned work.

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Uncle Sam as an Employer: Attractive Prospects But Execution is Questionable

Filed in News by on February 16, 2006 Comments

Will the federal government be attractive as an employer to new college graduates? There are some bright spots and some good opportunities for Uncle Sam’s recruiters. Will the hiring process be able to meet the challenge or will it result in taking people that were turned down elsewhere?

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Six Years and Counting: Court Reinstates Employee Appeal

Filed in News by on February 15, 2006 Comments

An agency did not properly apply the terms of a settlement agreement, concludes a federal court, and remands a case back to the MSPB with an order to reinstate a removal action appeal for a removal action that initially occurred in 2000.

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“Hire Hard, Manage Easy”

Filed in News by on February 15, 2006 Comments

Conducting an effective interview requires advance planning and thought. Conducting effective interviews can make a manager’s job considerably easier in the long run.

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