Tag: Human Resources
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?