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Applicant Questionnaires and Gaming the System

By on November 16, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Applicant Questionnaires and Gaming the System

Do applicant questionnaires improve the federal hiring process? The author provides an analysis.

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Federal Employees and Marijuana

By on November 5, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Federal Employees and Marijuana

A survey shows the percentage of federal employees who approve of marijuana legalization is slightly less than that of the general public.

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Legislation Would Extend Probationary Period for New Feds to Two Years

By on November 5, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Legislation Would Extend Probationary Period for New Feds to Two Years

Legislation has been introduced that would extend the probationary period for new federal employees to two years. Would this benefit new employees?

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The Political Appointee Burrowing Prevention Act – Good Idea or Not?

By on November 1, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
The Political Appointee Burrowing Prevention Act – Good Idea or Not?

A bill under consideration aims to curtail political “burrowing.” The author provides details about the bill along with suggestions for improving it.

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Debunking the Myth of Federal Employee Dissatisfaction

on October 30, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
The author says that amidst threats of buyouts and cuts, morale among the federal workforce is at highs not seen in decades. He explains what may be the underlying cause.

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3 Ideas For Dealing With Problem Employees

By on October 26, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
3 Ideas For Dealing With Problem Employees

Three recent reports raised the issue of dealing with problem employees. The author analyzes the reports and offers three steps he says would also help.

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4 Takeaways from the 2017 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Results

By on October 21, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
4 Takeaways from the 2017 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Results

The author highlights four key points from the 2017 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey that he feels stand out above others.

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Use the Department of Veterans Affairs to Test Real Hiring Reform

By on October 17, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Use the Department of Veterans Affairs to Test Real Hiring Reform

The author says that the VA is the perfect testing ground for trying a new approach to hiring veterans.

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Federal Employees, Smoking Pot and Working in DC

By on October 16, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Federal Employees, Smoking Pot and Working in DC

Using marijuana in Washington, DC is legal, but federal employees are still subject to federal laws.

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2017 FEVS Results Show Federal Employees Increasingly Satisfied With Pay, Work/Life Programs

By on October 13, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
2017 FEVS Results Show Federal Employees Increasingly Satisfied With Pay, Work/Life Programs

OPM has announced the initial results of the 2017 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey.

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