If you are a federal manager or supervisor, you will have to learn how to counsel employees about a problem. Most people find that planning such a meeting causes apprehension and, if not done correctly, it can create more problems than it will solve. Here are tips for properly handling such a meeting.
Federal facilities, employees and leaders have been targets of both the deranged and those seeking to make a point in a variety of ways, some horrible, some banal and everywhere in between. When an emergency occurs in the federal workplace, are you prepared to deal with it? Here is advice that could be useful to anyone and help your colleagues and your federal career.
The FLRA is specifically excluded from coverage of the federal labor relations law. What is the legal authority for this agency to recognize a union?
Here are tips and guidance for negotiators who may use the federal bargaining process.
The federal bargaining process requires using federal mediation before going on to impasse. Here are practical tips for successfully dealing with a mediator in federal sector labor negotiations.
How do you reach agreement with a union without involving a third party? Here are some practical steps an agency can take based on the experience of an experienced negotiator in the federal sector.
Agency negotiators who lead management into an unending and apparently unendable morass are not likely to prosper. How do you open a negotiation between a union and an agency and how do you close it?
The author explains how a small federal agency decided to take a stand to ensure that its regulations were not modified through the collective bargaining process and suggests that other agencies that issue government wide regulations should take similar action.
Supervising and managing employees in the federal work environment is becoming more complex. How do you juggle work and people you rarely see? You may have resources available you do not know about. Here is advice that may help.
Sometimes being a federal official can be challenging. Here is another perspective on a story that we ran earlier this week about a federal employee who returned to work after a conviction for public indecency.