Tag: Human Resources

Those “Automatic” Within-Grade Increases and a Performance Based Pay System

Filed in News by on June 10, 2011 0 Comments

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.

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The New SES Federal Resume is Huge Challenge For Executives

Filed in News by on June 9, 2011 0 Comments

The SES resume is changing from an average of twenty pages to five. The author provides some advice on writing these new resumes.

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Are You Missing Out on Valuable Benefits?

Filed in News by on June 2, 2011 0 Comments

Here are a few benefits of working for the federal government that you may not know about and may want to take advantage of once you see the list of possibilities.

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The Changing World of Federal Human Resources

Filed in News by on May 31, 2011 0 Comments

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.

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Recredit of Sick Leave for Re-employed FERS Annuitants Who Retire Between October 28, 2009, and December 31, 2013

Filed in News by on May 28, 2011 0 Comments

OPM has been asked whether employees covered under FERS who retire between October 28, 2009 and December 31, 2013 with 50% of their sick leave having been credited toward their FERS annuity computation could have the remaining 50% of their sick leave re-credited to their account if they return to work. The short answer is yes.

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OPM: Length of Time Required to Hire New Employees Down Fifteen Percent

Filed in News by on May 18, 2011 0 Comments

OPM says that “dramatic progress” has been made in modernizing the federal government’s hiring process in the past year.

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A Blueprint for Civil Service Revival

Filed in News by on May 17, 2011 0 Comments

The author examines the failure of the 1978 civil service reform statute in labor relations and human resources generally and suggests a plan to encourage responsive Agency management, integrity and a restoration of merit to the civil service system while continuing to permit employees to be represented on working conditions.

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We Gotta Get Out of This Place

Filed in News by on May 16, 2011 0 Comments

The author poses the question, with all the noise around shrinking government and making federal employees out to be the “bad” guys, what would the real effects of some of the current proposals be?

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