Tag: Human Resources
The author discusses the recently proposed Administrative Leave Act of 2016 and what it potentially means for federal employees. He says the legislation is a solid proposal that could help fix a challenging situation facing HR managers within the federal community.
There is widespread criticism of the federal pay system(s). The problem is no one has come up with a better model acceptable to many critics. Will this latest effort succeed? Here is a description of a new demonstration project on federal pay.
The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals concluded that a veteran did not have his veterans’ preference rights violated by the Department of Labor when he applied, but was not considered for, a position as a Recent Graduate Wage and Hour Specialist pursuant to the President’s Pathways Program.
The common argument in the realm of human resources in the federal government is that it is close to impossible to fire a federal employee, so few federal managers go to the effort to do it. The author says that he doesn’t believe that wholesale firings would be a good solution to the government’s personnel problems, but he does say that more needs to be done to hold non-performing federal employees accountable.
The author asks the questions, “If HR is so important and HR Specialists are a mission critical occupation, why is it so rare to find someone who says they are happy with their HR support? Is there anything agencies can do to fix the problem?”
The author discusses some of his thoughts concerning performance improvement plans. As he states in the article, “While I wish for a Federal workforce in which every employee occupies a job they are capable of performing, the thoughts that follow concern those unfortunate cases where a Fed is occupying the wrong job.”