Tag: Human Resources

Comparing Policies to Kennedy’s, AG Holder Expands Rights for Same Sex Couples

Filed in News by on February 9, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder is comparing actions he is taking within the Justice Department to Robert Kennedy’s actions on civil rights in the 1960′s as the agency expands rights for same sex couples.

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The Growing (and Retirement Eligible) Federal Workforce

Filed in Headline Archives, News by on January 30, 2014

A new report from the Government Accountability Office warns of a wave of new retirements, saying that as much as one third of federal employees will be able to eligible to retire by September 2017. The report also notes that federal spending on total government-wide compensation has increased 10% over 8 years.

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Bureaucracy and Modern Technology: Can the Government Deliver on Big Projects?

Filed in Headline Archives, News by on January 6, 2014

Can the federal government attract and hire the best and brightest tech experts? The failure of the healthcare.gov website has put the government’s processes in the spotlight.

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Reintroducing Myself – To Me

Filed in Headline Archives, News by on December 23, 2013

A retired federal employee who was a regular contributor to FedSmith, recounts his fight with cancer in his final articles. Steve passed away on December 22, 2013 after a long fight with the serious illness he described in his articles.

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Reconfiguring Discipline: Memos, Meetings and Money

Filed in Headline Archives, News by on November 11, 2013

Have you ever had a coworker who spent more time/energy avoiding work than actually working? The author says attitudes and conduct of these people can result in consequences for agencies if not addressed and offers some suggestions for dealing with employee behavior issues.

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President says “Welcome Back” to Federal Employees; OPM issues Guidance on Back Pay, Etc.

Filed in Headline Archives, News by on October 21, 2013

The President issued a message welcoming furloughed Federal employees back to work and OPM laid out guidance to employees and Agencies about pay, leave and benefits issues.

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No Paid Sick or Annual Leave. What About FMLA Leave for Excepted Employees?

Filed in Headline Archives, News by on October 10, 2013

How does FMLA leave work during a government shutdown for excepted employees? The author offers some details.

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Are You Soaring With Eagles?

Filed in Headline Archives, News by on September 4, 2013

Is your workplace one that is soaring with eagles (high performers), or overrun with turkeys (low performers)? The author looks at what can make up each one of these scenarios in an agency’s work environment.

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