Tag: Human Resources

Individual and System Performance – Pass or Fail?

Filed in News by on November 22, 2011 Comments

In the absence of a method for assessing organizational performance, a pass-fail appraisal for civil servants, as opposed to a tiered system, may be the least destructive option.

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What is the Annual Salary of My Federal Colleagues?

Filed in News by on November 21, 2011 Comments

How much does the federal employee make who is sitting next to you at work? Which states have the most federal employees? Which states have the lowest average salary and which ones have the highest? Now you can find out quickly and easily.

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Reasonable Accommodation and Attendance

Filed in News by on November 14, 2011 Comments

The Americans with Disabilities Act requires an agency to reasonably accommodate the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified employee with a disability. But how does this factor into an employee’s attendance at work?

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OPM Announces New FEGLI Premiums

Filed in News by on November 10, 2011 Comments

OPM has released the new premiums for the Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) categories. The new rates will be effective the first pay period beginning on or after January 1, 2012.

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Do You Have “Use it or Lose It” Leave? What Are You Going to Do About It?

Filed in News by on November 1, 2011 Comments

Every year some federal employees forfeit their “use it or lose it” leave. Here are steps you have to take now to avoid this from happening.

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Getting Ahead in a Federal Government Job

Filed in News by on November 1, 2011 Comments

Follow these tips to help your government career progress steadily.

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The Federal Workforce On a Yo-Yo: More Federal Employees May Lead to Buyouts

Filed in News by on October 27, 2011 Comments

Is the federal workforce growing or contracting? Have recent hiring trends and efforts to cut the federal deficit combined to create a yo-yo effect in employment for federal agencies?

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Don’t Drop the Ball When Requesting FMLA Deployment-Related Leave

Filed in News by on October 21, 2011 Comments

Beginning Oct. 31, federal employees will be allowed to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave to address “qualifying exigencies” stemming from an immediate family member’s call or order to active military duty.

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