Tag: Human Resources

A Review of Unconscious Bias

Filed in Headlines, News by on July 22, 2016 Comments

The author says that there are two types of bias: conscious and unconscious. She explains what the latter is and how it can have a negative impact in the workplace.

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Worst Case Scenario: Proposed Cuts to Federal Pay and Benefits

Filed in News by on July 16, 2016 Comments

A “Comprehensive Policy Agenda for a New Administration in 2017” proposes changes for the federal workforce that would save about $330 billion by 2026. The proposals envision cuts to federal pay and benefits in a number of ways from changes to retirement, the federal leave program, and removing federal workers. Here is a summary.

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You Get What You Paid For – Part II

Filed in News by on July 11, 2016 Comments

The author discusses the case of an employee who could lose her job through no fault of her own due to a mistake made by her agency’s human resources department. He describes the latest details of the case and what he believes to be the broader implications of the situation for federal employment.

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Category Rating – Does It Work?

Filed in News by on July 10, 2016 Comments

The author says that many federal employees and hiring managers have little understanding of category rating and how it works. He explains the process in an effort to clear up some of the misconceptions.

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Top 10 Agencies With Highest Federal Employee Salaries and Individual Awards

Filed in News by on July 5, 2016 Comments

Which agencies are in the top 10 of highest average salaries? Which are in the bottom 10? What about bonuses? It will surprise some that there are federal employees who received a bonus of more than $100,000 last year. Here is a summary.

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Gender, Age and Salary in the Federal Workforce

Filed in 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 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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