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3 Reasons Why Agencies Should Not Settle Cases

By on September 19, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
3 Reasons Why Agencies Should Not Settle Cases

Settlement agreements can make sense for agencies, but they can also create problems. Here are three reasons why they can be bad.

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5 Reasons Settlement Agreements Can Be A Good Idea

By on September 17, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
5 Reasons Settlement Agreements Can Be A Good Idea

Why would an agency consider entering into a settlement agreement? The author lists five reasons when they would make sense.

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OPM Reminds Federal Employees About HR Flexibilities

By on September 14, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM Reminds Federal Employees About HR Flexibilities

As hurricane seasons begins to reach its peak, OPM reminds federal employees of several HR flexibilities agencies can offer in emergency situations.

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The Unique Legal World of Title 38 Veterans Administration Doctors and Nurses

By on September 10, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
The Unique Legal World of Title 38 Veterans Administration Doctors and Nurses

Title 38 is a unique hiring authority that applies to some federal employees and one that creates a much different appeals process.

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Bill Would Restore ALJs to Competitive Service

By on September 9, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Bill Would Restore ALJs to Competitive Service

Recently introduced legislation would overturn one of President Trump’s executive orders and restore ALJs to the competitive service process.

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Would You Recommend the Government as an Employer?

By on September 6, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Would You Recommend the Government as an Employer?

Would you consider the federal government to be a model employer? The author lists pros and cons of being a federal employee and asks for readers’ input.

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$1 Million Payback and Prison for Retired Federal Employee

By on September 5, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
$1 Million Payback and Prison for Retired Federal Employee

A retired federal employee and a contractor receive prison time and are ordered to pay millions in restitution for their crimes against the government.

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New Push to Curb Federal Employee Unions?

on September 3, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
With the rejection of recent Executive Orders in the initial court review, how will agencies react in dealing with federal employee unions?

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OSC Files Complaint Over Whistleblower’s Termination

By on August 30, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OSC Files Complaint Over Whistleblower’s Termination

The Office of Special Counsel recently filed a whistleblower retaliation complaint over the removal of a federal employee at the Interior Department.

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OPM Rescinds Guidance on Labor Relations Executive Orders

By on August 29, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM Rescinds Guidance on Labor Relations Executive Orders

OPM has issued revised guidance for agencies as a result of a judge’s recent decision to invalidate significant portions of labor relations executive orders.

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