Like many people, this federal retiree left government service with high hopes and plans for the future. Some worked out well but the reality of health and financial issues brought home to this author how life can change after retirement. He offers advice on how to live and which decisions may be the most important ones after leaving government service.
Being a federal supervisor is a tough job and getting harder. It can also be rewarding. Their behavior and performance are a major factor in an organization’s performance and employees’ decision to stay or leave an agency. Here are comments and suggestions on why the job is difficult and qualities needed to be a success.
Being a good supervisor is difficult and can be a thankless job. This is a continuation of the author’s article on attributes of a good supervisor based on personal experience as a federal employee and a supervisor and considerable research on the subject.
What are the most valuable supervisory qualities for a federal supervisor? Here is one list of qualities–most of them learned through the school of hard knocks.
When should an employee consider filing an EEO complaint? What steps should an employee take before filing a complaint? What are the considerations in making this decision? In part III of this series, the author examines these issues and offers his advice.
Why do employees file discrimination complaints? Here are some of the most common reasons and suggestions for supervisors that can cut down on the number of complaints.
Why do employees file EEO complaints? Here are some of the reasons.
Human resources and equal employment opportunity offices are often at odds. In this article, the author delves into the most common miscommunication between the two offices and how to address the problem.
There is often a tense relationship between EEO and human resources. Here are some of the reasons for the tension and possible solutions to the problem.
The author provides performance appraisal advice based on a document developed by the EPA for its managers.