Tag: Human Resources

More on FMLA: Do Siblings Qualify for Leave? Maybe

Filed in News by on October 20, 2011 Comments

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows eligible employees to take up to 12 weeks of protected leave each year to care for a family member who has a serious health condition. The Department of Labor changed the law in June 2010 clarifying the definition of a son or daughter. The author offers explanation of the changes.

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FERS and CSRS Federal Disability Retirement: Understanding the Practical Application of a Theoretical Construct

Filed in News by on October 17, 2011 Comments

In preparing, and filing a Federal Disability Retirement application under FERS or CSRS, a Federal or Postal worker who is contemplating filing for Federal Disability Retirement benefits must make the connection between “the forms,” “the evidence”, and “the law.”

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3.8 Percent Average Health Insurance Increase in 2012

Filed in News by on October 7, 2011 Comments

How much will your health insurance cost you in 2012? Check out the new rates and take a close look at your options before this year’s open season.

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Bonus Time

Filed in News by on October 4, 2011 Comments

The author says that while well-intentioned, the bonus system can have detrimental effects when the focus is put upon attainment of a bonus itself rather than keeping focus on the overall mission.

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Scandal in Mistreatment of Silent Service Members

Filed in News by on September 28, 2011 Comments

While about 150,000 troops from America have served in Afghanistan and Iraq at any given time over the last few years, we don’t hear much about the 200,000 private contractors. They are patriots.

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Family Medical Leave (FMLA) Title I vs. Title II

Filed in News by on September 26, 2011 Comments

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.

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Supervising in the Virtual Age: Part Two

Filed in News by on September 25, 2011 Comments

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.

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Performance Appraisals, an Inspector General, and the Bell Curve

Filed in News by on September 22, 2011 Comments

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.

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