Tag: Human Resources

Traumatic Injury at Work – What’s your Next Step?

Filed in News by on June 15, 2012 Comments

Although agencies and employees do their best to prevent workplace injuries, accidents and injuries inevitably occur from time to time. If you do incur some type of injury on the job, this article will provide information regarding actions required by the injured worker, the supervisor, and the Office of Workers’ Compensation Program.

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Life Insurance: The Good, the Bad, and the FEGLI

Filed in News by on June 14, 2012 Comments

The author outlines different kinds of life insurance available, considerations to make in deciding whether to purchase life insurance, and how the Federal Employee Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) option fits into the decision.

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Federal Law Enforcement Careers

Filed in News by on May 11, 2012 Comments

The author provides a list of the major federal law enforcement agencies and requirements for employment with them.

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Suitability: When Conduct and Character Come Into Question

Filed in News by on May 7, 2012 Comments

“Suitability” refers to identifiable character traits and conduct sufficient to decide whether an individual is likely or not likely to be able to carry out the duties of a federal job with appropriate integrity, efficiency, and effectiveness. The author considers some recent, real-life examples of why this is important.

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MSPB “Firing Squads” versus Traditional Disciplinary Procedures

Filed in News by on May 1, 2012 Comments

What is the best way for an agency to take a disciplinary action? An experienced federal human resources expert offers an opinion and explains what factors go into winning an appeal.

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What Do You Need to Know About Your Federal Benefits?

Filed in News by on April 27, 2012 Comments

Will Uncle Sam make sure you receive the maximum benefits for a federal employee when you retire? Not likely. What do you need to know about your federal career? Here is one inexpensive way to learn more about the federal HR system.

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How HR Should View ‘Critical Elements’

Filed in News by on April 19, 2012 Comments

The author says that performance appraisals should serve to improve performance rather than just rate it.

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Average Federal Salary: $83,679 and Lowest Average Pay Increase in 10 Years

Filed in News by on March 25, 2012 Comments

According to one researcher who has concluded that the Federal Salary Council claims of an underpaid federal workforce are unwarranted, average federal pay continues to outpace private sector pay.

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