Reference checking in federal agencies is often neglected, misunderstood or both. In this article, the author says that reference checks are worth your time and trouble to avoid hiring an employee you subsequently regret hiring.
This article deals with a 12-step program for a supervisor to help resolve sick leave issues.
Knowing how to respond to a federal job vacancy can be critical to getting your application seriously considered. Federal agencies use KSA’s and knowing what they are and how to respond will give you a better chance of getting a new job or promotion.
Violating the Hatch Act can get a federal employee into trouble. Two new cases have again demonstrated that sending an e-mail while on duty in a government building can lead to disciplinary action.
Is taking sick leave discretionary? The government’s view is that sick leave applies to a few prescribed situations. What constitutes sick leave abuse and why do people abuse it?
Firing a probationary employee may not be as easy as it once was. Who qualifies as a probationary employee? The MSPB says there is confusion in the bureaucracy and would like to see it cleared up.
The number one cause for employee discipline in the Federal sector results from problems related to leave. some of the attitudes that may cause sick leave problems and some prevention strategies.
Agencies have options for obtaining human resources services. It is enlightened self-interest for servicing HR offices to raise the “comfort level” of agency managers and supervisors dealing with the HR office.
Federal offices will be closed on Tuesday in honor of former President Gerald R. Ford.
Requiring medical information from a federal employee can be controversial. What can a supervisor do if the information provided is not responsive and how should the information be treated once it is received?