Human Resources

Federal Bargaining Endgames: Part Four – Closing With the Panel or an Interest Arbitrator

April 5, 2007 7:49 AM

Here are tips and guidance for negotiators who may use the federal bargaining process.

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“It’s Not Personal, It’s Just Business”

March 30, 2007 8:33 AM

Press releases are written to provide a favorable image of an organization or to create an unfavorable image of another person or organization. Federal employee unions issue lots of press releases. Sometimes, the unions attack each other. Here is an example and an analysis of what the press releases really mean.

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Federal Bargaining Endgames: Part Two – Closing Without Outsiders

March 21, 2007 8:09 PM

How do you reach agreement with a union without involving a third party? Here are some practical steps an agency can take based on the experience of an experienced negotiator in the federal sector.

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E-Mail, Politics and Your Federal Career: The Mix Could Be Expensive

March 19, 2007 7:52 AM

The 2008 election is already underway. Political passion is stirring in some citizens and the e-mail send button is sitting right in front of you. Think before explaining the rationale for your political passion in a personal message to your friends and colleagues by using that convenient government e-mail system. Here’s why.

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Federal Bargaining Endgames: Part One – How the H___ Do We Get Out of This?

March 15, 2007 7:32 AM

Agency negotiators who lead management into an unending and apparently unendable morass are not likely to prosper. How do you open a negotiation between a union and an agency and how do you close it?

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Successfully Writing a Federal Resume

March 13, 2007 7:32 AM

Applying for a vacancy in the federal government is considerably different than in a private company. If you are applying for jobs in the federal government and the private sector, a successful applicant must know the difference. A federal resume is a resume formatted to meet the needs of federal job openings. When applying for a federal job, more information is required. A “federal resume” is formatted to highlight this specialized information.

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Don’t Want NSPS? Join A Union!

As NSPS is challenged in court, DoD is moving out by scrupulously avoiding unionized employees. This gives thousands of DoD professionals a way out–they can form a bargaining unit.

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Reference Checking: When You’re the One Being Asked for a Reference (Part II)

February 27, 2007 7:20 AM

Checking references is an important part of the hiring process. These are legal issues to consider.

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Memo on Regulations from Office of Government Ethics and the Obligation of an Agency to Bargain

February 25, 2007 9:31 PM

Memorandum from Stephen D. Potts, Director, to Designated Agency Ethics Officials Regarding OGE Regulations and an Agency’s Duty to Engage in Collective Bargaining

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Reference Checking: When You're the One Being Asked for a Reference

February 22, 2007 7:00 AM

If you are providing information in response to a reference check, what kind of information can you provide? In this article, the author provides practical advice that can help an agency hire better qualified employees by getting valid, job-related information.

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