Human Resources

Battling for Hearts and Minds in Defense

By on April 11, 2005 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Change comes slowly to a large, bureaucratic organization. The proposed changes to the civil service structure in DoD are no exception. The public relations battle is just the first round.

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Liberal Leave Approved For Feds To Observe Pope Services

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

Liberal leave has been granted to federal workers who wish to observe services for the Pope.

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OPM Revises Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference

By on March 30, 2005 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

OPM announces plans to make veterans’ preference available to more veterans

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Calling All Lawyers!

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

The MSPB says there is confusion in court decisions as to when it can accept a case in certain types of cases and invites the court to resolve the confusion. A dissenting opinion concludes there is no confusion.

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Labor Relations in Government: Back to the Future

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

The new labor relations program going into place in the Department of Homeland Security is a major change from the structure in the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 and, in many ways, resembles the Executive Orders of the 1960’s.

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New Human Resource System For DHS Released (And Unions Announce Intent To Sue)

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

New Human Resource System For Department Of Homeland Security Released

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Five Years and Counting

By on January 18, 2005 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

The FAA and AFSCME started bargaining a contract five years ago. A new court decision says that the agency’s contention that OMB has to approve the final agreement is valid because of a clear and unmistakable waiver by the union.

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Agency Heads Given Discretion To Grant Excused Absences During Pre-Inauguration Ceremonies

By on January 14, 2005 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

OPM issued guidance to heads of federal agencies and departments urging them to encourage their employees to telework or take annual leave to alleviate congestion for Inauguration Day.

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Firing or Counseling? How Does the MSPB Decide?

By on January 13, 2005 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Will the MSPB consider an agency’s penalty imposed against an employee? Here is an example.

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The Navy Ran This One The Right Way

By on January 6, 2005 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Does an employee have a right to the highest graded vacant job available when demoted because of a RIF action?

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