Human Resources

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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News, Gossip, Colorful Commentary and Federal Employment

By on January 3, 2006 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Combining the power of the internet with computer technology can be seductive. It can also be powerful and can threaten you federal job.

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Our Discipline System Needs Corrective Action

By on December 4, 2005 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

The disciplinary system for federal employees is cumbersome and time-consuming. Here are suggestions for fixing the system.

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Bargaining Through Press Releases

By on September 28, 2005 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

The FAA and NATCA don’t agree on the best way to wind up labor negotiations.

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A Federal Job Is A Career for Life

By on September 27, 2005 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

New federal employees are on probation. They can be easily terminated, at least in theory. But the system isn’t working, according to a new MSPB report.

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Guzzling Gas on Federal Business

By on September 12, 2005 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

The IRS has paved the way for increasing the rate paid to federal employees who drive on government business.

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Trick or Treat? Party Invitation Results in Complaint Against Fed Employee

By on September 9, 2005 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

The Office of Special Counsel has filed a complaint against two federal employees contending their actions violated the Hatch Act.

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Loss of Power and Members Impacts Union Solidarity

By on August 8, 2005 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Several large unions have withdrawn from the AFL-CIO, taking with them millions of dollars and millions of members. Federal employee unions have experienced substantial losses in power and members also.

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Making Pay-For-Performance Pay Off (Part 3)

By on July 27, 2005 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

As the Bush administration’s initiatives to establish “pay-for-performance” move toward implementation, questions and doubts prevail. (Part 3 of 3 in a series of articles on pay for performance).

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GAO: OPM Needs To Work With CHCO's To Better Administer Student Loan Repayment Program

By on July 24, 2005 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

OPM should work with the CHCO Council to determine more efficient ways to administer the federal student loan program and to measure its results, GAO said.

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