Tag: Human Resources

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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The Best (and Worst) Agencies to Launch a Career as a Federal Employee

Filed in News by on September 8, 2011 Comments

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.

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The Family and Medical Leave Act: Curbing Intermittent Abuse

Filed in News by on September 8, 2011 Comments

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.

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Supervising in the Virtual Age

Filed in News by on September 6, 2011 Comments

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.

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Managing Telework – Travel and Inclement Weather

Filed in News by on September 1, 2011 Comments

In part III of the series on managing telework, the author addresses the questions that can arise with respect to telework and inclement weather.

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Veterans Employment Opportunity Act Plays Key Role in Feds’ Vet Hiring Uptick

Filed in News by on August 30, 2011 Comments

An OPM report shows that veterans’ rights in the federal hiring process provided under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act of 1998 (VEOA) contributed substantially to more veterans being added to the federal workforce in the 2010 fiscal year.

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Government Employee Discounts

Filed in News by on August 18, 2011 Comments

Take full advantage of government employment by using these discounts from various companies.

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Managing Telework – Overtime

Filed in News by on August 17, 2011 Comments

In part II of the series on managing telework, the author examines the potential problems that telework can bring for compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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