Tag: Human Resources

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

Filed in News by on August 13, 2014 Comments

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 Comments

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 Comments

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 Comments

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 Comments

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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At the Brink of an Irreversible Mistake

Filed in News by on June 19, 2014 Comments

One federal employee ended up pulling his retirement paperwork before the big day because he almost made an irreversible mistake. He was relying on all the previous benefits estimates he had received from his human resources department, but at the last minute found out he wouldn’t be getting the pension he had expected. Learn from his story and make sure it doesn’t happen to you.

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OPM Removes Prohibition on Sex Change Coverage Under FEHB

Filed in News by on June 16, 2014 Comments

OPM has removed the prohibition on federal employee health insurance for providing for sex change operations and “transition care” for someone who has undertaken this process.

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Happy Father’s Day, Dad – I Just Cost You Your Security Clearance

Filed in News by on June 11, 2014 Comments

Fathers who work for the federal government or for defense contractors make many sacrifices for their children. But sometimes their children can cost them their security clearance. The author explains why this is the case.

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