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2019 Federal Employee Viewpoint Coming Soon

By on May 2, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
2019 Federal Employee Viewpoint Coming Soon

OPM has announced the timeline of when the 2019 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey will be administered.

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Legislation Reintroduced to Restore ALJs to Competitive Service

By on May 2, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Legislation Reintroduced to Restore ALJs to Competitive Service

Another attempt is being made in Congress to restore Administrative Law Judges to the competitive service.

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Soft Skills Are Harder Than They Seem

By on April 30, 2019 in Human Resources, Leadership with 0 Comments
Soft Skills Are Harder Than They Seem

The author says that federal HR managers often focus more on technical skills rather than soft skills when hiring which is a mistake.

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VA Publishes Code of Integrity for its Employees

By on April 30, 2019 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
VA Publishes Code of Integrity for its Employees

The VA recently published a new Code of Integrity to set the ethical standards and obligations of its employees.

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Why I (Still) Work Here

By on April 29, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Why I (Still) Work Here

The author recounts his love for his federal career while also addressing challenges that federal employees face.

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Dismantling OPM and Changing the Face of the Federal HR Program

By on April 26, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Dismantling OPM and Changing the Face of the Federal HR Program

The dismantling of OPM is starting with a new executive order transferring much of the OPM work to the Department of Defense.

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Security Clearance Background Checks To Be Handled By Pentagon

on April 24, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
President Trump ordered the Pentagon Wednesday to take over the government’s massive job of conducting background checks for security clearances.

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Performance-Based Pay Might Work, But Don’t Count On It

By on April 23, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Performance-Based Pay Might Work, But Don’t Count On It

Pay for performance is being pitched again for the federal workforce. The author describes how it could work but also says it’s unlikely to happen anytime soon.

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Do All Those “Acting” Assignments at DHS Matter?

By on April 18, 2019 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Do All Those “Acting” Assignments at DHS Matter?

Several agencies under Homeland Security currently have acting leadership. Should this be a cause for concern?

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Official Time, Telework and Labor Relations in 2019

By on April 10, 2019 in Court Cases, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Official Time, Telework and Labor Relations in 2019

An agency and a union went before the FSIP to resolve a bargaining dispute about official time and telework procedures. Here are the results.

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