Steve Oppermann

Steve Oppermann completed his Federal career on March 31, 1997, after more than 26 years of service, virtually all in human resources management. He served as Regional Director of Personnel for GSA and advised and represented management in six agencies during his federal career. Steve passed away after a battle with cancer on December 22, 2013.

Are Reference Checks Worth The Trouble?

By on January 18, 2007 7:13 AM in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Reference checking in federal agencies is often neglected, misunderstood or both. In this article, the author says that reference checks are worth your time and trouble to avoid hiring an employee you subsequently regret hiring.

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In HR We Trust? Part II – The Other Side of the Trust Coin – HR Building Relationships with Managers and Supervisors

By on January 2, 2007 7:56 AM in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Agencies have options for obtaining human resources services. It is enlightened self-interest for servicing HR offices to raise the “comfort level” of agency managers and supervisors dealing with the HR office.

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In Human Resources We Trust?

By on December 28, 2006 7:46 AM in Current Events with 0 Comments

Some federal managers see HR officials as a necessary evil or an obstacle to overcome in getting a job done. Developing a relationship of trust between a supervisor and HR specialists can make the job of a supervisor easier. Here is a view from a former federal human resources officer.

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Harassment as a Federal Supervisor's "Career Killer"

By on December 13, 2006 7:28 AM in Current Events with 0 Comments

Why can the mishandling of a sexual harassment allegation be a “career killer” for a supervisor? Here is a quick explanation.

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What To Do When A Federal Employee Alleges Harassment

By on December 12, 2006 8:06 AM in Current Events with 0 Comments

What should a federal supervisor do when confronted with a sexual harassment complaint? Deal with it quickly. Here is advice from an experienced practitioner.

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