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Tips on Counseling for Supervisors: Part 2

By on May 25, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Tips on Counseling for Supervisors: Part 2

Are you aware of best practices on how to conduct a counseling session with an employee? The author shares some tips on how to improve your counseling as a supervisor.

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Bill Requiring Annual Official Time Report Passes in House

By on May 24, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Bill Requiring Annual Official Time Report Passes in House

A bill requiring OPM to provide reports to Congress on use of official time for federal employees working on behalf of a union has passed in the House.

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Shrinking the Workforce at EPA

Shrinking the Workforce at EPA

The workforce at EPA will be getting smaller. $12 million has been identified for early retirement and buyout payments at the agency.

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Would the Federal Supervisor Training Act Make a Difference?

By on May 19, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Would the Federal Supervisor Training Act Make a Difference?

The Federal Supervisor Training Act is likely to be reintroduced. The author looks at what is in the bill and how it could be improved.

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An Overview of How Military Retirees are Subject to the Emoluments Clause

By on May 19, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
An Overview of How Military Retirees are Subject to the Emoluments Clause

Michael Flynn has been accused of violating the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution. What is this clause and how does it apply to retired military personnel?

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Federal Employees Can Now Officially Use Uber for Travel

By on May 18, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Federal Employees Can Now Officially Use Uber for Travel

Federal employees who travel for work can now officially be reimbursed for using ride sharing services under a new law that was just passed this week.

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Federal Employee Perceptions About Sexual Orientation Discrimination

By on May 18, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Federal Employee Perceptions About Sexual Orientation Discrimination

The author says that MSPB’s Merit Principles Survey provides insight into the perceptions of sexual orientation discrimination against LGB Federal employees.

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Federal Employees: Don’t Panic About Changes

on May 16, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
The author says that federal employees should avoid knee-jerk reactions about proposed changes under the Trump administration that may affect them. She looks at three specific areas that have been proposed for changes.

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Bipartisan Support for VA Accountability Bill

By on May 15, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Bipartisan Support for VA Accountability Bill

A bipartisan bill in the Senate would make changes including creating an expedited appeal process for VA employees and alter existing appeal procedures.

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Tips on Counseling for Supervisors (Part 1)

By on May 15, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Tips on Counseling for Supervisors (Part 1)

Counseling employees is an important part of every supervisor’s job. The author provides some fundamentals of counseling and how to use it in a supervisory role.

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