Tag: Human Resources

Gender, Age and Salary in the Federal Workforce

Filed in Headlines, News by on June 27, 2016 Comments

How has the average federal employee changed in the past 5 years? Is there a difference in average salary for men and women? Is the workforce getting older or younger? Here is a summary.

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The Ins and Outs of Veterans Preference

Filed in Headlines, News by on June 26, 2016 Comments

The 2017 Defense Authorization Act recently passed by the Senate includes a provision that places some limits on veteran preference. The author analyzes the bill in detail and discusses whether or not it would be good for veterans’ preference.

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Performance Appraisals or Fairy Tales?

Filed in News by on June 14, 2016 Comments

The author says that agencies need a complete reworking of the performance appraisal process.

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Salary and Race in the Federal Workforce: Which Federal Employees Make More (and Less)

Filed in News by on June 7, 2016 Comments

Which racial groups are the largest in the federal workforce and are there salary differentials? How is the racial composition of the workforce changing?

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Federal HR: Hiring Managers Are Part of the Solution

Filed in News by on June 6, 2016 Comments

The author says that hiring managers have a crucial role in the hiring process. However, he says problems arise because many of them assume that everything but the selection is the job of human resources.

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Winning at Weingarten

Filed in News by on May 30, 2016 Comments

The “Weingarten Right” stems from a Supreme Court decision that forever changed labor relations. The author looks at the history of this court ruling and how it applies to labor relations in government. He also provides suggestions for each of the players involved in disciplinary meetings to help ease what can often be a stressful situation.

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Fear Not: New FLSA Rules Aren’t Applicable to Federal Employees

Filed in News by on May 23, 2016 Comments

The author reminds federal workers that the new rules regarding salary based coverage under the Fair Labor Standards Act do not apply to them. However, he explains what the new rules are and what they could mean for the federal workforce.

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Is Federal HR Really Shrinking?

Filed in News by on May 23, 2016 Comments

The author analyses historical data to determine whether or not human resources offices within the federal government are shrinking.

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