Human Resources

What’s to Be Gained By a New DOD Employee Appeal System?

By on November 6, 2003 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

The author asks what is to be gained with a proposed new employee appeal system.

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GAO Sees Opportunity to Reduce Whites in Senior Government Jobs

By on October 16, 2003 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

GAO says agencies have to take action to reduce the number of whites in SES positions and replace them with non-whites in the near future.

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Constructing a New Personnel System for a Federal Agency

By on October 1, 2003 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

DHS has set a number of goals in constructing a new personnel system for the agency

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Proposed Changes to Travel Regs May Impact All Federal Travelers

By on August 14, 2003 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

An advisory board has made recommendations to GSA on changes to the government’s current policies for government travelers.

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Pay-for-Performance, Performance Appraisal and the New DoD HR System

By on July 10, 2003 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Comtroller General David Walker answers post-hearing questions regarding his Congressional testimony on proposed changes to the DoD human resources system.

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OPM issues interim regulations to give agencies more HR authority

By on June 14, 2003 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

OPM has issued new regulations giving agencies more human resources authority. OPM is seeking comments on the interim regulations.

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Attrition Rate at Veterans Benefits Administration is 17 Percent. Why? No One Knows

By on May 11, 2003 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

The attrition rate at VBA for certain employees is about 17 percent. GAO recommends collecting data and analyzing why this is occurring.

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GAO Says Government HR Structure is Broken — Supports Pay-for-Performance and Pay Banding

By on April 30, 2003 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

The federal HR system is broken says GAO and supports changes, including pay-for-performance and pay banding if key elements are in place to support these new systems.

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Lobbyists, Friends, Parties, and Federal Ethics Rules

By on January 20, 2003 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

An agency official was tripped up by an allegation of violation of Federal ethics rules and regulations.

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Getting a Government Job – A Second Look

By on November 30, 2002 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Our readers provided us with insightful feedback in response to a recent article on getting a government job. It seems many federal employees agree that the federal hiring system is in need of reform.

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