Tag: Employee Relations

Settlements Drive Spike in Monetary Benefit Awards from EEO Complaints

Filed in News by on September 22, 2014

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

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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What Can’t The Federal Government Do To Its Employees?

Filed in Headline Archives, News by on August 28, 2014

Prohibited personnel practices outline what federal managers may not do when it comes to their employees. The author highlights 13 specific examples of these prohibited actions federal employees should be aware of.

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Expanding FEHB Coverage: What Will it Cost Agencies and Is it Legal?

Filed in News by on July 29, 2014

OPM has issued a proposed rule to expand coverage of the FEHB to temporary and seasonal employees employed an average of at least 30 hours a week over a twelve-month period. The proposal appears to be in conflict with legislation on the same topic.

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IRS Employees Suspended for Pro-Obama Activities

Filed in News by on July 10, 2014

The IRS appears to have had numerous problems with employees campaigning for Barack Obama during the last presidential election–and most of the cases are below the public’s radar.

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The Fox Sometimes Guards The Henhouse of Federal Employee Rights

Filed in News by on June 27, 2014

Though on paper Uncle Sam aspires to be a model boss, the reality of the federal workplace can differ sharply from the federal government’s more utopian ideals.

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Paying Federal Employees to Represent Unions: Is This a Good Idea?

Filed in News by on June 3, 2014

Do you think providing full pay and benefits for federal employees representing unions a good policy? Take this survey and express your opinion.

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Know Your Rights As A Federal Employee To Avoid Unfair Treatment

Filed in News by on May 29, 2014

One of the elements that makes a career with the federal government so attractive is the myriad rights with which a federal employee is endowed. The author highlights some of the most important of these rights.

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