Agency negotiators who lead management into an unending and apparently unendable morass are not likely to prosper. How do you open a negotiation between a union and an agency and how do you close it?
Applying for a vacancy in the federal government is considerably different than in a private company. If you are applying for jobs in the federal government and the private sector, a successful applicant must know the difference. A federal resume is a resume formatted to meet the needs of federal job openings. When applying for a federal job, more information is required. A “federal resume” is formatted to highlight this specialized information.
As NSPS is challenged in court, DoD is moving out by scrupulously avoiding unionized employees. This gives thousands of DoD professionals a way out–they can form a bargaining unit.
Checking references is an important part of the hiring process. These are legal issues to consider.
Memorandum from Stephen D. Potts, Director, to Designated Agency Ethics Officials Regarding OGE Regulations and an Agency’s Duty to Engage in Collective Bargaining
If you are providing information in response to a reference check, what kind of information can you provide? In this article, the author provides practical advice that can help an agency hire better qualified employees by getting valid, job-related information.
Performance management is largely a subjective process. Federal managers are in the best position to make decisions on federal pay and performance. It is unfair to American taxpayers to allow a system in which performance plays a very small role in how employees are compensated.
Supervisors and managers are selected for their understanding and ability of the work not of people nor because they possess supervisory skills. Managing leave in the federal environment would be a challenge for anyone. Here is how “flexibility” can look to a federal manager.
Checking an employee’s references can make the difference between hiring an employee who will be successful in your organization and hiring one who will not be successful. Here are tips for checking references to help make a good hiring decision.
Are the goals of a recent lawsuit filed by a federal union to improve the merit system or to prevent an agency from being able to bring in new employees from outside the agency?