Getting the employee’s side of the story is an important first step in a possible disciplinary action. Here are tips for a federal manager or supervisor on how to prepare for and conduct a meeting on this touchy subject.
The records that are created in a federal disciplinary or performance case can be the difference between winning or losing. Here are tips on how to create an effective paper trail.
Who will represent your agency in a variety of situations that each require specific skills? An agency needs a negotiator development plan to adequately protect its interests. Here is an outline of how to construct such a plan.
Taking action against a federal employee requires considerable paperwork. Here is a review of what has to be covered in the paperwork for one of these actions.
A federal official taking disciplinary action against an employee needs to know the principles involved before initiating the action. Federal employees have numerous avenues of appeal available–any one of which can result in overturning your action.
What is “alternative discipline” of a federal employee and how is it implemented?
With controversy and litigation surrounding the establishing of new labor relations programs in the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, this author has suggestions for how to improve the existing programs to resolve some of the problems faced by federal agencies.
What are the steps a supervisor or manager should take in analyzing and responding to a grievance? Here is guidance on how to approach an issue that can create problems if not done carefully and thoughtfully.
There is a tool available to agencies that, if used wisely and with some skill, can end an employment relationship in a mutually agreeable manner.
Negotiating changes in an agency during the life of a labor agreement can be time-consuming and expensive. Here are suggestions from an experienced management negotiator about how to cut down the time required to get through this process.