Supervisors and managers are selected for their understanding and ability of the work not of people nor because they possess supervisory skills. Managing leave in the federal environment would be a challenge for anyone. Here is how “flexibility” can look to a federal manager.
Are the goals of a recent lawsuit filed by a federal union to improve the merit system or to prevent an agency from being able to bring in new employees from outside the agency?
Recent articles on sick leave generated a substantial response from readers. Some asked what kinds of leave federal employees can use or for more information on when sick leave can be used. Some of the righteous indignation, ethical outrage, and management concern may be heightened or alleviated after reading more about federal employee leave policies.
How can a federal employee get in trouble at work using a computer? It isn’t hard to do. Supervisors should also take the time to understand their responsibility on use of computers in the federal working environment.
This article deals with a 12-step program for a supervisor to help resolve sick leave issues.
Is taking sick leave discretionary? The government’s view is that sick leave applies to a few prescribed situations. What constitutes sick leave abuse and why do people abuse it?
The number one cause for employee discipline in the Federal sector results from problems related to leave. some of the attitudes that may cause sick leave problems and some prevention strategies.
Requiring medical information from a federal employee can be controversial. What can a supervisor do if the information provided is not responsive and how should the information be treated once it is received?
One of the most difficult issues that can arise when managers are dealing with employee problems involves the evidence an employee must provide to justify an absence. Here is advice to help you get through the process.
The laws and regulations covering various medical problems are complex, but understanding them will make your job as a manager easier.