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A Tale of Two Factors

By on March 10, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
A Tale of Two Factors

The author says that federal HR advisors have gotten more cautious in their approach to discipline and often overlook the main focus of solving the problem.

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Marijuana Investments: Where is the Line?

By on March 8, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Marijuana Investments: Where is the Line?

Recent guidance on marijuana related investments raises questions for federal employees who hold security clearances.

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Politics and the Importance of the Civil Service

By on March 7, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Politics and the Importance of the Civil Service

The author says that although the civil service system is not perfect, a return to the “spoils system” would be devastating for the federal workforce.

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Lawmakers Trying Again to Give Federal Employees Paid Family Leave

By on March 6, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Lawmakers Trying Again to Give Federal Employees Paid Family Leave

Another legislative push is being made in Congress to give federal employees 12 weeks of paid parental leave.

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The Federal Government’s Employer Brand Is In Trouble

By on March 3, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
The Federal Government’s Employer Brand Is In Trouble

The author says the government’s employer brand should be great, but it is not, and this in turn hampers its efforts to bring in new talent.

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MSPB Nominations, Congress and Politics as Usual

By on February 28, 2019 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
MSPB Nominations, Congress and Politics as Usual

What is happening with the MSPB and the lack of leadership as the current term of Acting Chairman Mark Robbins is about to expire? Here is a summary.

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Labor Partnerships Specter Raised Again in Congress

By on February 26, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Labor Partnerships Specter Raised Again in Congress

A new bill seeks to re-establish labor-management partnerships in the federal government. How likely is it to work this time given its past track record?

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HR Managers & Directors, Pay Very Careful Attention to This FLRA Decision!

By on February 25, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
HR Managers & Directors, Pay Very Careful Attention to This FLRA Decision!

The author says that a recent FLRA decision reverses previous precedent which will have important implications for HR managers.

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Crowdfunding, Shutdown, Federal Employees and Ethics

By on February 20, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Crowdfunding, Shutdown, Federal Employees and Ethics

Federal employees who set up a crowdfunding page may have created an ethics problem. Here is what OGE is telling agencies about crowdfunding and the shutdown.

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Is It Time for FLRA to Rethink Its “National Security” Bargaining Unit Policy?

By on February 19, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Is It Time for FLRA to Rethink Its “National Security” Bargaining Unit Policy?

The author says a recent FLRA case is significant because it goes against previous FLRA case law regarding union representation for national security jobs.

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