Tag: Human Resources

OPM Needs to Modernize GS System

Filed in Headlines, 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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The Mailbox Rule

Filed in News by on August 24, 2014

Historically, federal agencies have used what is known as the “mailbox rule.” This maxim provides that if a notice or letter is properly addressed and duly mailed, it is presumed to have arrived at the mailing address in due course. However, the author cites cases which illustrate that this does not always work out as an agency would expect.

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MSPB Report Explains Veterans’ Hiring Laws

Filed in News by on August 20, 2014

A new report issued by the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) discusses Federal laws and regulations regarding the preferences in hiring that Federal agencies can or must give to veterans and certain family members.

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Human Resources’ Seat at the Table: Five Tips to Earn and Leverage Your Value

Filed in News by on August 13, 2014

Whether you work at a government agency, mega-corporation, or a small business, leaders are requiring more of Human Resources (HR) than ever before. The author offers five tips to help HR professionals demonstrate their value within organizations.

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It’s Time to Wake up and Call Back

Filed in News by on August 3, 2014

Which is worse for a Federal agency to have, a bad employee or a bad supervisor? No doubt, the government would rather have neither, but the author says the effects of inept, biased, or malevolent leaders are among the greatest risks to your agency’s mission.

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TSP Rated as Most Valuable Benefit to Federal Employees

Filed in Headline Archives, News by on July 8, 2014

OPM has released the results of the 2013 Federal Employee Benefits Survey. The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) was rated as one of the top benefits available to federal employees as well as the program with the highest enrollment among the federal workforce.

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How Can Federal Managers Prepare for Changes to the FLSA Now?

Filed in News by on June 23, 2014

President Obama recently called for a review of and update to the FLSA regulations. The author says that while this won’t result in an immediate impact on federal positions, it is a good time for federal managers to review existing position descriptions and update FLSA determinations.

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Congress Set to Reinvent the Wheel By Politicizing the SES System at DVA

Filed in News by on June 22, 2014

The author provides the text of the senate bill to change the SES system at the Department of Veterans Affairs and a plea to the Congress to control its knee jerk response to allegations of misconduct at the Agency. He asks the reader to judge whether this is good or bad law and whether it supports good or bad government based on its words versus the present system.

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