Tag: Employee Relations

Trump’s Cabinet Won’t Succeed By Ignoring Federal Employees

on February 13, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
The author says that for new cabinet members to be successful, they need to listen to what employees in their agencies have to say.

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Some Thoughts For the New President and Congress Regarding Federal Employment

By on February 8, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Some Thoughts For the New President and Congress Regarding Federal Employment

The author says that there are better ways to enact changes to the federal civil service laws than vilifying federal employees.

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Removal of Federal Employees for Misconduct or Performance

By on February 6, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Removal of Federal Employees for Misconduct or Performance

The Merit Act of 2017 would make it much easier to fire a federal employee. Here are the details of this recently introduced legislation and what it would mean for the federal workforce.

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Strong Words From the New Secretary of State to Federal Workers

By on February 3, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson addressed State Department workers during his first visit to the Department, however many of his remarks apply to all federal employees.

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Practical Advice for Incoming Political Appointees from Federal Insiders

By on January 28, 2017 in Human Resources, Leadership with 0 Comments
Practical Advice for Incoming Political Appointees from Federal Insiders

The authors, who have served as agency representatives and management advisors for many years, offer advice for presidential appointees or Schedule Cs and the career executives who may have to work with them as they settle into their jobs.

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Lawmakers Accuse Trump of Breaking Federal Law

By on January 26, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Lawmakers Accuse Trump of Breaking Federal Law

Members from both branches of Congress are accusing the Trump administration of violating federal law due to issuing gag orders restricting the communications of federal agencies and employees.

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Congressman Wants Federal Employees to Call Him

By on January 25, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

A Maryland Congressman wants federal employees to know that they are free to call him despite the Trump administration’s recent efforts to filter agency communications.

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Time for Another Emergency Preparedness Survey?

By on January 24, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Time for Another Emergency Preparedness Survey?

It’s been over 10 years since OPM released an emergency preparedness survey. The author says its past time for developing another one.

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Respecting and Protecting the Federal Workforce

on January 18, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
In this op-ed, Deputy Secretary of Energy Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall says that political rhetoric that is damaging to federal employees must be stopped and changes should be made that set future federal workers up for success.

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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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