Tag: Employee Relations

Bills Seek to Curb Misuse of Paid Administrative Leave in Agencies

Filed in News by on January 21, 2016 Comments

Congress is considering two bills to try to curb abuse of administrative leave in agencies sometimes described as a method for agencies to avoid making tough personnel decisions.

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Expanding the Probationary Period For New Federal Employees

Filed in News by on January 11, 2016 Comments

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) has asked the House of Representatives’ Oversight and Government Reform Committee to consider extending the probationary period covering new federal employees.

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Know Your Limitations on Social Media

Filed in News by on December 7, 2015 Comments

How can you avoid violating the Hatch Act while you are on the clock? The authors spell out what new guidance from the Office of Special Counsel says about proper use of social media for federal employees while they are at work.

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What Can We Learn From The 2015 Employee Viewpoint Survey?

Filed in News by on November 9, 2015 Comments

The 2015 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey results were recently released by the Office of Personnel Management. The author notes that agency leaders take the survey results seriously, even if employees find it hard to draw relationships between the survey results and agency responses. He highlights the highest and lowest positive scores across the six main categories of questions from the survey.

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57% of Federal Employees Are Satisfied with Their Pay

Filed in News by on October 8, 2015 Comments

The Office of Personnel Management has released the full results from the 2015 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. Responses indicate that federal employees are increasingly satisfied with their pay.

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Federal Employees’ Job Satisfaction Shows Modest Improvement

Filed in News by on September 29, 2015 Comments

The results from the 2015 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey are in, and they show slight improvements in the overall scores for both employee engagement and global satisfaction. Read on to see which agencies had the best overall scores.

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When You Leave Federal Service, Will The Government Miss You?

Filed in News by on September 27, 2015 Comments

An aging population of federal employees means that many are leaving federal service due to retirement. The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) argues that this means there could be a damaging loss of institutional knowledge these federal workers take with them. However, the author points out that the turnover rate among federal employees is very low compared to the private sector and says that the loss of institutional knowledge from retiring federal workers might not be as bad as NARFE is projecting.

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Do You Know How To Exercise Your Civil Service Rights?

Filed in News by on August 19, 2015 Comments

The author says that as long as public servants maintain good conduct and successful job performance, they have a constitutional right to challenge all negative actions that may affect or threaten their employment status. He provides a basic overview on how to exercise these rights as a federal employee should the need arise.

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