Human Resources

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

July 10, 2003 12:00 AM

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

June 14, 2003 12:00 AM

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

May 11, 2003 12:00 AM

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

April 30, 2003 12:00 AM

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

January 20, 2003 12:00 AM

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

November 30, 2002 12:00 AM

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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Getting a Government Job – It May Not Be as Easy as you Think

November 12, 2002 12:00 AM

While the government has been taking steps in the right direction to recruit new applicants, the application process still falls short in several areas. This is the story of one applicant’s experience with the federal job search.

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Will Unions Represent Employees at the Transportation Security Administration?

October 21, 2002 12:00 AM

Unions can be excluded from representing employees at TSA. Authority of the President to exclude employees from union representation is the crux of the dispute over the Homeland Security Dept. Will President exercise that authority at TSA?

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No Blood, No Foul, No Unfair Labor Practice

Political battle arises over the creation of the Department of Homeland Security but this recent decision from the FLRA may give the Administration ammunition in its argument that the current program isn’t efficient or effective.

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Politics and Unions: FOP Has Significant Influence In Administration on Law Enforcement Issues

August 3, 2002 12:00 AM

The Fraternal Order of Police has significant influence in the Bush Administration.

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