Human Resources

Can Congress Overturn an OPM Reclassification Decision?

By on May 22, 2019 in Human Resources, Q&A with 0 Comments
Can Congress Overturn an OPM Reclassification Decision?

Is there any precedent for employees “winning” reclassification of their position via legal/political means?

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OPM Encourages Use of Telework During Metro Project

By on May 22, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM Encourages Use of Telework During Metro Project

OPM is encouraging agencies to use workplace flexibilities in light of an upcoming Metro construction project.

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FSIP Rethinks Union Rights and Official Time

By on May 21, 2019 in Court Cases, Human Resources with 0 Comments
FSIP Rethinks Union Rights and Official Time

New members on the FSIP are making a difference on decisions resolving disputes between agencies and unions.

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The Rise of the Occupational Questionnaire

By on May 16, 2019 in Human Resources
The Rise of the Occupational Questionnaire

Occupational questionnaires replaced the old KSA process, but may have led to unintended consequences for agencies.

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Show Me the Money

By on May 14, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Show Me the Money

How much do disciplinary procedures cost the government? The author explores the question.

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Government Hiring of Young People Continues To Be Terrible

By on May 13, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Government Hiring of Young People Continues To Be Terrible

The author cites data showing that he says indicates the government is doing a terrible job of hiring federal employees under age 30.

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“LOVE Act” and the State Department

By on May 12, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
“LOVE Act” and the State Department

Recently introduced legislation would require the State Department to take actions for firing employees decades ago based on sexual orientation.

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VA and AFGE: A Reversal of Fortunes?

By on May 11, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
VA and AFGE: A Reversal of Fortunes?

The author says that AFGE’s PR campaign about a collective bargaining agreement with the VA is likely more hype than truth.

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States Where the Most People Work for the Government

on May 9, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show where people working for the government make up the largest share of the labor force. Here is a ranking of all 50 states.

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Addressing the ‘Crisis’ at the MSPB

By on May 9, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Addressing the ‘Crisis’ at the MSPB

A new bill would allow the MSPB to take action on certain matters even without a quorum.

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