Tag: Employee Relations

You’re a Federal Employee Who’s Been Disciplined: Now What?

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Federal employees have many options when it comes to challenging disciplinary actions, but many times the process can seem like a confusing maze. The author provides some information regarding the rights and legal remedies available to federal civilian employees facing disciplinary action.

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Federal Employee Job Satisfaction Hits New Low

Filed in News by on December 9, 2014 Comments

Job satisfaction among federal workers is at its lowest point in 11 years according to the latest Best Places to Work rankings.

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Despite Legal Protections, Federal Whistleblowers Can Face Retaliation

Filed in News by on November 17, 2014 Comments

The author says that despite strong policy designed to protect the federal employment rights of whistleblowers, federal employees who speak out can still face retaliation on the job. He says its important though for whistleblowers to continue to speak out and have protections for their actions.

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FEVS Results Show Declining Trends in Employee Satisfaction

Filed in News by on October 24, 2014 Comments

OPM has released the results of the 2014 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, and they suggest declining trends are present among overall job satisfaction in the federal workforce. What is your opinion – Are you satisfied with your job? Do you believe morale is declining in the federal workforce? Here is your chance to share your feedback.

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Supporting Our Patriots in the Federal Workforce

Filed in News by on October 11, 2014 Comments

Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) says federal employees haven’t received fair pay increases in years and more must be done to support them.

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About Those 2015 Health Insurance Premium Rates

Filed in News by on October 8, 2014 Comments

The average cost of health insurance premiums for 2015 is going up 3.2% according to OPM. How does this compare to the private sector?

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Settlements Drive Spike in Monetary Benefit Awards from EEO Complaints

Filed in News by on September 22, 2014 Comments

Even though the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) found discrimination in a below-average number of federal sector cases in fiscal year 2012, agencies ended up paying more to resolve employees’ formal and informal discrimination complaints in that year than in any other year in at least the past decade.

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OPM Needs to Modernize GS System

Filed in News by on September 2, 2014 Comments

The Government Accountability Office said in a new report that the Office of Personnel Management needs to work on ways to modernize the General Schedule system.

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