Tag: Employee Relations

Should Federal Employees Be ‘At Will’ Employees?

By on January 9, 2017 in Human Resources, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Should Federal Employees Be ‘At Will’ Employees?

Should federal employees be “at will” employees? It is unlikely changes of this magnitude outlined in a recent bill will be implemented as there will be fierce opposition. Here is a summary.

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How Long Does It Take to Crush a Federal Employee?

By on January 2, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
How Long Does It Take to Crush a Federal Employee?

The author says that recent attacks by politicians on the federal workforce has sent the morale of federal employees into a downward spiral.

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Congress Curbs Misuse of Administrative Leave

By on December 26, 2016 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Congress Curbs Misuse of Administrative Leave

A new law restricts agency use of paid administrative leave and adds two new leave categories.

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Government Celebrates Milestone of Hiring 100,000 Disabled Federal Employees

By on October 27, 2016 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

The federal government held a special event to celebrate a new milestone: it has achieved President Obama’s goal of hiring 100,000 disabled federal employees.

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OPM Wants to Understand Your Work-Life Needs

By on October 26, 2016 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM Wants to Understand Your Work-Life Needs

The Office of Personnel Management has announced it will begin administering a new survey to better understand federal employees’ work-life priorities and needs.

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Obama Calls for Increased Diversity at National Security Agencies

By on October 5, 2016 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Obama Calls for Increased Diversity at National Security Agencies

A new presidential memorandum calls for greater diversity and inclusion among the federal government’s national security workforce.

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Which Agencies Have the Most Satisfied Employees?

By on September 20, 2016 in Human Resources with 26 Comments
Which Agencies Have the Most Satisfied Employees?

How satisfied are you with your job as a federal employee, and how do you compare to others? New data from the Office of Personnel Management’s 2016 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey provide some insights.

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OPM Issues Guidance for Agencies and Employees on Zika Virus

By on September 20, 2016 in Human Resources with 10 Comments
OPM Issues Guidance for Agencies and Employees on Zika Virus

The Office of Personnel Management has released a memo instructing federal agencies to “utilize all available human resources flexibilities” to help protect federal employees from the effects of the Zika virus.

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Some Federal Employees Will Have a Chance to Voice Their Workplace Concerns

By on July 27, 2016 in Human Resources with 30 Comments

Have a concern or frustration about your agency or your job? You may have a chance to share your feedback in the upcoming Merit Principles Survey.

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OPM: Agencies Should Consider Letting Employees Telework to Protect Them From Summer Heat

By on July 22, 2016 in Human Resources with 42 Comments

As the summer reaches its peak and the hot weather intensifies, the Office of Personnel Management is reminding agencies that they can allow federal workers to telework to prevent heat-related health problems.

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