Human Resources

10 Ways to Make Federal Unions More Effective (Part 1)

By on March 30, 2006 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

How can federal employee unions improve their success when representing employees? Here are observations and suggestions from an experienced management negotiator.

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Let Them Drink Cola!

By on March 30, 2006 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Appropriated funds cannot be used for buying drinking water for federal employees. Can a federal official be personally liable for buying drinking water for use by employees?

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The Best Employee Problem Solving Tool in the Box: Part 2

By on March 28, 2006 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Solving common workplace problems requires knowledge, patience and knowing how to use the human resources system effectively. Here are some quick tips for supervisors that may be helpful in solving some of the most nagging problems.

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The Best Employee Problem Solving Tool in Your Managerial Toolbox: Part 1

By on March 24, 2006 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

There are no problem employees; only employee problems for which managers must devise workable solutions. Here is one way to resolve common problems in the workplace.

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Timing is Everything: Agencies Should Consider Renegotiating Their Labor Agreement Now

By on March 21, 2006 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Timing is important and this may be the time for agencies to renegotiate their labor agreements for federal employee unions.

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Kicking and Screaming into the New World of Federal Employment

By on March 6, 2006 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Change is coming slowly to the federal human resources program but changes are being made with a backdrop of litigation and unhappiness.

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Labor Partnership Delayed Going to Court–Until The First Major Dispute Arose

By on February 22, 2006 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Is litigation always part of change in the federal government? In this case, labor-management partnership may have delayed the inevitable but it did not stop it.

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Rating the "Clout Index" of Federal Employee Unions

By on January 30, 2006 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Many federal employees are disdainful of the political process of lobbyists and campaign contributions going to Congressional candidates. But pay and benefits of federal employees are impacted by Congressional action. Here is a “clout index” of several federal unions.

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Congress, Federal Employees and Ethics

By on January 24, 2006 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Are Congressional ethics rules effective? Are the ethics rules effective for the federal workforce?

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Your “Big Brother” Wants You!

By on January 20, 2006 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Do you use your government computer to search out “inappropriate material?” If so, your colleagues in the Justice Department would like to find out who you are.

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