Tag: Human Resources

Let’s Kill The Performance Appraisal Process

Filed in News by on August 30, 2015 Comments

With businesses learning that traditional performance appraisal processes are bad for business, the author says that it is time to admit they are bad for government too. He explains his reasoning for this opinion and provides suggestions for improving the process.

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Position Sensitivity: Where It All Begins

Filed in News by on August 24, 2015 Comments

What does it mean to say a position is sensitive and in the “public trust?” The author describes some problems he sees with determining an employee’s suitability for occupying a sensitive position as well as some important case history related to the process.

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Bigger Is Not Better For OPM

Filed in News by on August 3, 2015 Comments

Thanks to the recent data breaches, the Office of Personnel Management is getting the kind of attention that most Federal agencies never want and has subsequently left many questioning the competency of agency staff and leaders and even wondering whether it should even exist. The author says he believes that OPM still has the potential to be the talent management agency the government needs.

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Can You No Longer Do Your Federal Job? Avoid These Mistakes

Filed in News by on July 22, 2015 Comments

If you are a federal employee who is facing an injury or illness that prevents you from working, you can apply for federal disability retirement benefits. But there are mistakes that could end up costing you the right to collect monthly benefits payments. Here are some common ones to make sure you avoid.

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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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