Human Resources

Why Work for Uncle Sam? Perhaps To Climb a Huge Rock

As the baby boomers working for Uncle Sam retire, a new generation will take their place. Some see the new generation as different and perhaps not as capable. Here is one new federal employee already making her mark on the government but in her own way and with her own priorities.

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Handling ULP Investigations: An Agency Perspective

September 17, 2006 9:04 PM

Unfair labor practice (ULP) charges are generally filed by unions against agencies. Here is practical advice telling you what you need to know when a ULP is filed.

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How to Minimize the Most Painful Federal Bargaining Experience

September 7, 2006 7:37 AM

Dealing successfully with impact and implementation bargaining in the federal sector often takes considerable time and effort. The author offers advice on how to successfully get through the bargaining process at the bargaining table as well as ensuring success during implementation of any new agreement.

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Successful Federal Bargaining: Preparation is Everything

September 1, 2006 7:22 AM

The most important success factor in bargaining is preparation. The author’s worksheet attached to this article shows the items to be considered and researched in thoroughly preparing for bargaining.

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Suggested Contract Language on "Negotiations During the Life of the Agreement"

August 9, 2006 7:57 AM

Labor relations expert Bob Gilson suggests language that a federal agency may find useful in negotiating with a federal employee union during the life of an existing labor agreement.

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Dealing with Impact and Implementation Bargaining: A Management Worksheet

August 3, 2006 7:40 AM

What is impact and implementation bargaining? How does it impact federal managers and the ability to make change in an agency?

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Federal Manager’s Disciplinary and Adverse Action Working Papers

July 31, 2006 7:38 AM

Taking an adverse or disciplinary action against a federal employee is complex and should not be undertaken without understanding the facts of a case. Here are suggestions and worksheets developed by the author that will be useful for federal supervisors who may become involved in one of these proceedings.

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Is it Time to Stop Subsidizing Federal Unions with Tax Money?

July 19, 2006 8:25 PM

Federal agencies spend millions of dollars each year to subsidize federal employee unions. The reasons for the continued subsidies are complex. The author poses the question: Is it time to stop subsidizing federal employee labor unions?

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Is Pay Bargaining Around the Corner in DHS and DOD?

June 29, 2006 8:25 AM

In the twists and turns of implementing new human resources systems in DoD and DHS, unexpected events may lead to unanticipated results. Could unions end up bargaining on pay at DHS and DoD? Here is how such a scenario could play out in these agencies.

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Think Before Sending E-Mail

June 19, 2006 8:37 AM

Can sending an e-mail message to your friends and colleagues get a federal employee in trouble? Think before hitting the “send” button–the e-mail may come back to haunt you as these federal employees have found.

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