Human Resources

Unions Sue VA Over Official Time Restrictions

By on November 16, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Unions Sue VA Over Official Time Restrictions

Federal employee unions have filed a lawsuit against the VA over restrictions the agency placed on the use of official time.

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Some Young Veterans Need More From Government

By on November 15, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Some Young Veterans Need More From Government

The author says that taking steps to hire veterans is one that can produce quality new hires within the federal workforce.

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Temporary Postal Workers Allege Mistreatment by USPS

on November 10, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Several temporary Postal employees who were injured on the job say they were fired or mistreated after suffering injuries incurred while working.

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VA Restricting Salary to Federal Employees Representing Unions

By on November 9, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
VA Restricting Salary to Federal Employees Representing Unions

OPM issues new guidance to agencies and the VA cuts of use of official time for medical professionals to focus on “putting veterans first.”

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“The Workforce Is Not Our Problem In Government”

By on November 1, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
“The Workforce Is Not Our Problem In Government”

The author says that federal employees are the ones who can best identify problems and solutions on how to get more work done with fewer resources.

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I Was Passed Over for a Promotion – What Can I Do?

By on October 29, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
I Was Passed Over for a Promotion – What Can I Do?

The author says it is too subjective to say there is a “best qualified” employee for a job, so how can someone win an EEO complaint regarding non-selection?

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How Do Federal Employees Feel About Their Pay and Jobs?

By on October 26, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
How Do Federal Employees Feel About Their Pay and Jobs?

The results from the 2018 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey show federal employees are happier with their pay overall but not so much with merit based pay.

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What Happens When I Cannot Do My Job Even With a Reasonable Accommodation?

By on October 22, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
What Happens When I Cannot Do My Job Even With a Reasonable Accommodation?

In order to be entitled to a reasonable accommodation, you need to be a qualified disabled employee, but what does it mean to be “qualified?”

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HR – The $5 Billion Question

By on October 15, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
HR – The $5 Billion Question

How many HR offices does an agency really need? The author looks at HR from a cost savings perspective.

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Ensuring Accuracy of Federal Employee Personnel Files

By on October 12, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Ensuring Accuracy of Federal Employee Personnel Files

OPM has issued guidance for agencies on maintaining accurate personnel files consistent with the requirements of an Executive Order issued in May.

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