Tag: Human Resources

The Myth of Consistency

Filed in News by on June 28, 2015 Comments

Should two employees with different work histories, attitudes, and behaviors receive the same discipline for the same offense? While this may seem like a simple question, the author highlights a scenario that makes it more complicated and explains why federal managers should not always apply consistent discipline.

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It’s Time for Another Civil Service Reform Act

Filed in News by on June 23, 2015 Comments

Over the last several years Congress has been contemplating another civil service reform act. The author says that it is long overdue and explains why.

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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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Can Government Compete for Cybersecurity and Digital Services Talent?

Filed in News by on June 5, 2015 Comments

With recent hacking of federal government computers on a massive scale, it is apparent federal agencies are struggling to compete for talent in Cybersecurity and Digital Services. Is government going to be able to compete for this talent pool?

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Highest Paying Administrative Jobs: Where Are They and What Are Their Salaries?

Filed in News by on May 18, 2015 Comments

Federal agencies have some administrative positions in common. Some of these agencies pay a higher salary, even in smaller agencies, for the same job as other agencies because of disparities in the federal pay system. Here are the 10 highest salaries for human resources and EEO positions.

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Top 20 Federal Agencies With the Highest Average Salaries

Filed in News by on April 8, 2015 Comments

Which federal organizations have the highest average salaries? Here is a listing of the top 20.

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Who Says We Have Unacceptable Performers?

Filed in News by on March 30, 2015 Comments

The author says that there are too many managers who believe it’s impossible to rid the government of unacceptable performers, but that a recent report from the GAO shows otherwise. He outlines some reasons why managers tend to freeze when addressing problem employees as well as some suggestions for ways to better deal with these types of situations.

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Moving Closer to Self-Plus-One Option Under FEHB

Filed in News by on March 22, 2015 Comments

The Office of Personnel Management is moving forward with implementing the “self plus one” option in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program. Here are some recently released details about this new option.

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