Tag: Human Resources

Family Medical Leave Act: Update on Intermittent Leave

Filed in News by on February 25, 2014

Managing leave and attendance problems has always been challenging for supervisors, and with reductions in federal spending, the author says they are being challenged now more than ever. He outlines some basic principles managers should know when addressing leave and attendance issues.

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Replacing The General Schedule: Some Facts

Filed in News by on February 17, 2014

The author says there are a number of good reasons to reform the General Schedule pay system. He offers some detail on why he believes this to be so.

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Enjoy Washington’s Birthday and a Day Off (With Pay)

Filed in News by on February 16, 2014

Federal employees did not always get paid on a federal holiday. And, at first, only those employees who worked in Washington, DC got paid on federal holidays.

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Should We Replace the General Schedule?

Filed in News by on February 12, 2014

More than 1.4 million employees are covered by the General Schedule. Another 30K are covered by pay plans that tie their pay directly to GS rates. Should the GS system be replaced?

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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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