Tag: Employee Relations

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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Depriving Feds of Rights Is Barking Up The Wrong Tree

Filed in News by on August 11, 2015 Comments

The House of Representatives recently passed a bill making it much easier to fire employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs. The author says that while well intentioned, the bill is taking the wrong approach, and he outlines the main problems he sees with the legislation.

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What Can Agency Leaders Do to Improve Your Work Experience?

Filed in News by on August 5, 2015 Comments

Federal employees consistently give low scores on feedback surveys in areas such as recruitment, training and recognition. What can agencies and managers do to improve federal employees’ overall work experience? A new report has some suggestions.

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What’s Next for OPM?

Filed in News by on July 26, 2015 Comments

The recent data breaches have put the Office of Personnel Management into a deep hole. The author looks at some deliberate steps he says OPM must take to begin resolving its current predicament and eventually emerge as a better and more effective agency.

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Is Washington’s Big F.E.E.T.S. Stepping on Federal Employees?

Filed in News by on July 20, 2015 Comments

The author says politicians in Washington are using federal employees as political pawns which is likely to push talented people out of the federal workforce. He outlines some of the arguments coming from Washington against the federal workforce and dispels them with evidence of his own.

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Is Federal Employee Morale Lower Than Usual?

Filed in News by on July 15, 2015 Comments

The author says that over the last few years it seems the pride of public service has come under strain from changes to internal processes. He analyzes why he thinks this is the case as well as points out some reasons federal workers have to be optimistic despite the apparently lower morale.

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Senior Executives Are Happier Than the Employees They Supervise

Filed in News by on June 30, 2015 Comments

New data from the Partnership for Public Service show that members of the Senior Executive Service are more satisfied with their jobs than the employees they oversee.

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Balancing Dress Codes With Religious Beliefs

Filed in News by on June 16, 2015 Comments

Employers will use dress and appearance standards to create an employment “brand” for who they are, their culture and their values. As society becomes more casual in its dress standards, employers can find that instituting a dress code will not only draw resistance from some employees, it can land the company in the middle of a religious discrimination lawsuit.

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