Tag: Human Resources

MSPB Cites New Record in Number of Cases Handled

Filed in News by on March 9, 2016 Comments

In its annual report, the MSPB cites record-setting case processing actions and decisions. Publicity for the quasi-judicial agency has not all been favorable though.

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How Many Psychologists Does It Take to Change a Light Bulb?

Filed in News by on March 9, 2016 Comments

The author says that the disciplinary process used by human resources offices in government hasn’t changed over the last 35 years and that it also doesn’t work. He outlines another approach that he says agency human resources officers should instead use that is much more effective in disciplining problem employees.

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The Ticking Time Bomb in the Federal Workforce

Filed in News by on March 6, 2016 Comments

The author notes that the number of federal employees under age 30 is dropping rapidly while the overall federal workforce is aging. He asks why this is happening and offers some analysis as to what it means for the future of the federal workforce.

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Bills to Restrict Administrative Leave Advancing in Congress

Filed in News by on March 2, 2016 Comments

The chances of new restrictions being placed on use of administrative leave by agencies is growing as bills to accomplish this have been reported out of committees in both the House and the Senate.

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You Don’t Have to Be Crazy to Work Here (or Maybe You Do)

Filed in News by on February 24, 2016 Comments

The author notes that turnover in agency Chief positions is high. He looks at the roles that some of these leadership positions play in fulfilling an agency’s mission and also asks the question, “Would you have to be crazy to take one of these jobs?”

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Who Runs an Agency – The Agency Head or the Inspector General?

Filed in News by on February 15, 2016 Comments

Who runs a federal agency: the agency head or the inspector general? The author discusses the role of inspectors general (IGs) in agency operations and when (or not) an agency might be wise to follow the recommendations from an IG.

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What You Need to Know About OWCP Federal Workers’ Compensation

Filed in News by on February 15, 2016 Comments

The U.S. government provides benefits to civilian federal workers who become injured or ill because of their job duties. Here are some important facts about the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) that you need to know should you ever find yourself in need of this important benefit.

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Would the Administrative Leave Act of 2016 Fix the Administrative Leave Mess?

Filed in News by on February 1, 2016 Comments

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.

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