Tag: Human Resources
The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was enacted into law in 1993 to allow up to 12 weeks of time off for employees to care for themselves or immediate family members who had a serious medical condition. FMLA is not an antidiscrimination law, it is an entitlement law and a very complex one at that.
Barriers to telework have more to do with attitudes than technology. Many supervisors who question the wisdom of the movement toward virtual offices and wonder how, or even if, they can ensure that employees who are teleworking are being as productive working from home.
Performance appraisal season is approaching for federal employees. The author says that past performance ratings do not reliably predict positive changes for the future and offers some supporting evidence as to why.
What are the best agencies in which to launch a career as a federal employee? This report provides a listing of the best and worst agencies and their overall employee satisfaction ratings.
The author outlines some common scenarios he has seen employees take to try to “game the system” when using FMLA and some solutions for dealing with them.
If you are currently a supervisor in the Federal government, and there was any lingering doubt in your mind as to whether Federal agencies have entered the “Virtual Age,” the Telework Enhancement Act (TEA), signed into law on December 9, 2010, should have put those doubts to rest.