How employees, supervisors and managers perceive human resources (HR) servicing is largely dependent on their personal experience with three factors—timeliness, accuracy and attitude. Here are suggestions from an experienced HR official in having an effective program in your agency.
What will you do when you retire? Many people travel to places they have always wanted to visit. Author Steve Oppermann is one of these retirees. He travels around the world, when not conducting human resources seminars for federal agencies.
As we near or enter retirement, another aspect of retirement that may become part of your agenda is caring for aging parents.
The biggest single flaw, in an astonishingly flawed system, is that injured Federal workers face a “closed loop” system in which they can never appeal an adverse decision beyond the Department of Labor.
Third-parties seem increasingly willing to enforce the rights of veterans. Here are several cases agencies need to note.
What will you do when you retire? Here is a column from a retired federal employee who has opted to spend some of his time and money traveling around the world.
This is part two of Steve Oppermann’s article on “Veterans Chalk up Wins at MSPB and Court” and a string of wins for veterans in recent cases.
A veteran who wants to become a federal employee as a civilian may run into obstacles. In preparing to conduct training on veterans’ preference and special appointing authorities for veterans, I ran across a case where an application was treated unfairly by the agency to which he applied, and then by the Board – twice – only to be rescued by the Court.
This retired federal human resources expert says that the quote in the title of the article from Dante Alighieri, the great 14th century Italian poet who penned the “Divine Comedy,” should apply to federal workers who apply for worker’s compensation.
Does it make sense for a supervisor to say, in effect, to an employee – “Your performance this year was truly atrocious, but with some hard work on your part and my assistance you may be able to achieve genuine mediocrity.”? That is the result of achieving a “Minimally Acceptable” performance rating.