Human Resources

Is it Time to Leave Government?

By on July 15, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Is it Time to Leave Government?

Is now a good time to leave your government job? The author says the answer depends on many things.

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OPM Asks FLRA for Decision on Letting Folks Quit the Union Quickly

By on July 15, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM Asks FLRA for Decision on Letting Folks Quit the Union Quickly

OPM has asked FLRA to issue guidance on precedent for revoking federal employees’ union dues assignments. Interested persons can comment on the situation.

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Background Investigations Are Moving From OPM To DoD – What Happens Next Will Make Or Break Them

By on July 8, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Background Investigations Are Moving From OPM To DoD – What Happens Next Will Make Or Break Them

The author says there are some important best practices that should be followed in moving background investigations too DoD.

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Federal Union Strategy: Stonewall Contract Negotiations

By on July 2, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Federal Union Strategy: Stonewall Contract Negotiations

The author says that unions have recently resorted to stonewalling collective bargaining proposals they don’t like rather than negotiating.

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Extending Probationary Periods For Most Hires Is Not Needed

By on July 1, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Extending Probationary Periods For Most Hires Is Not Needed

The author says that while extending the probationary period for federal employees is a popular proposal, it is really not needed.

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FLRA/FMCS Pilot Program to Speed Up Labor Negotiations

By on June 28, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
FLRA/FMCS Pilot Program to Speed Up Labor Negotiations

An agreement between FLRA and FMCS is an attempt to speed up federal labor negotiations by focusing on negotiability appeals.

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Bill Resurfaces to Expedite Process of Firing Federal Employees

By on June 20, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Bill Resurfaces to Expedite Process of Firing Federal Employees

Legislation has been reintroduced that would facilitate the process of firing underperforming federal employees.

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Violating the Hatch Act Can Still Get You Fired

By on June 19, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Violating the Hatch Act Can Still Get You Fired

Despite some cases involving high profile political appointees who were not disciplined, violating the Hatch Act can still get federal employees fired.

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Conflict of Interest and Statutory Violation at Merit Systems Protection Board?

By on June 18, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Conflict of Interest and Statutory Violation at Merit Systems Protection Board?

The author describes a potential conflict of interest between two labor unions.

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How Common Are Prohibited Personnel Practices?

By on June 17, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
How Common Are Prohibited Personnel Practices?

Data from the MSPB provide an idea of the frequency of prohibited personnel practices.

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