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Is Your Agency One of the ‘Best Places to Work?’

By on December 12, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Is Your Agency One of the ‘Best Places to Work?’

Which agencies are rated as the “best places to work” in the federal government this year?

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Congressman Wants OSC to Rescind its Latest Hatch Act Guidance

By on December 11, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Congressman Wants OSC to Rescind its Latest Hatch Act Guidance

One Congressman wants recent Hatch Act guidance from OSC rescinded, saying it could “have a chilling impact on federal employees.”

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Vacant MSPB Means No Potential Recourse For Appeal-Filing Federal Employees Any Time Soon

By on December 10, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Vacant MSPB Means No Potential Recourse For Appeal-Filing Federal Employees Any Time Soon

The stalemate continues that has left MSPB with no quorum among its board members. What does this mean for the agency and federal employees with pending appeals?

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Presidents and the Federal Workforce

By on December 9, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Presidents and the Federal Workforce

The author says it is important for presidents to remember that federal employees are an asset that can help an administration if treated properly.

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OPM Can Help Agencies With Performance Evaluation, But OPM Is Not The Problem

By on December 3, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM Can Help Agencies With Performance Evaluation, But OPM Is Not The Problem

A recent GAO report highlighted shortcomings in OPM’s performance management practices, but the author says the report doesn’t go far enough.

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OSC Clarifies its Hatch Act Guidance on ‘Resistance’ in the Workplace

By on December 2, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OSC Clarifies its Hatch Act Guidance on ‘Resistance’ in the Workplace

OSC has clarified its recent Hatch Act guidance on using terms such as “the Resistance” or discussing impeachment in the federal workplace.

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Federal Employees Warned Not to ‘#Resist’ Trump Administration While on Duty

By on November 30, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Federal Employees Warned Not to ‘#Resist’ Trump Administration While on Duty

OSC has issued new Hatch Act guidance for the 2020 election. Federal employees will want to be wary of using certain terms and hashtags in a political context.

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Telework is the Focus of New Dismissal and Closure Procedures

By on November 25, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Telework is the Focus of New Dismissal and Closure Procedures

OPM recently updated its governmentwide closure and dismissal policies which include a new type of weather related leave and strong emphasis on telework.

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New Federal Labor Relations Guidance: Back to the Future?

By on November 21, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
New Federal Labor Relations Guidance: Back to the Future?

OPM has issued new guidance for agencies on reporting labor relations information.

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The EEOC Continues to Expand Upon Protections to Disabled Government Workers

By on November 19, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
The EEOC Continues to Expand Upon Protections to Disabled Government Workers

A recent court case illustrates how an obscure law can help protect federal employees from disability discrimination.

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