Getting the employee’s side of the story is an important first step in a possible disciplinary action. Here are tips for a federal manager or supervisor on how to prepare for and conduct a meeting on this touchy subject.
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.
A legislative proposal would implement a pay for performance system that would create “less anxiety” among federal employees.
The Department of Labor has issued new rules that require union members be notified of their rights as members of a union.
What is “alternative discipline” of a federal employee and how is it implemented?
What are the steps a supervisor or manager should take in analyzing and responding to a grievance? Here is guidance on how to approach an issue that can create problems if not done carefully and thoughtfully.
There is a tool available to agencies that, if used wisely and with some skill, can end an employment relationship in a mutually agreeable manner.
Negotiating changes in an agency during the life of a labor agreement can be time-consuming and expensive. Here are suggestions from an experienced management negotiator about how to cut down the time required to get through this process.
Federal managers who want to make changes for employees represented by a union during the life of a labor contract often feel frustrated by the time, effort and cost involved. Here is advice on how to cut down the time necessary to go through the bargaining process.
What factors are necessary to have a good, effective labor relations program in a federal agency? Here are some criteria.