Tag: Human Resources
When you learned to drive, you were taught to be on the lookout for others on the road including cars, bicyclists, small children and pets. What does driving have to do with your federal benefits? The same principles you learned as a new driver can help you navigate your federal career.
OPM has estimated that by 2015, more than 50% of the 7,746 senior executives in place at the beginning of 2011 will have left government. The federal workforce is also aging and many employees are expected to retire in greater numbers in the next few years. Therefore, it’s important for agencies to have a strong succession plan in place to deal with the inevitable staff turnover.
Many federal employees work in an office “cube” environment. With more people in a smaller area, observing common etiquette is essential. Here are tips on how to get along with your “cube mates.”
OPM has issued a memo telling agencies that within-grade increases are not supposed to be given out automatically. Will the memo change the existing system? Not likely. Here’s why.
The SES resume is changing from an average of twenty pages to five. The author provides some advice on writing these new resumes.
OPM director John Berry says agencies are asking the agency for guidance on how to deal with the issue of transgendered employees in the workplace. The result is a new set of guidelines, including restructuring the Official Personnel Folder.