Human Resources

Federal Hiring Executive Order – Big Deal or Not?

July 7, 2020 4:39 PM
Federal Hiring Executive Order – Big Deal or Not?

Will the recent executive order on federal hiring qualifications make a difference? The author provides an analysis.

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2020 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Coming Soon

June 29, 2020 2:06 PM
2020 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Coming Soon

The 2020 Federal Employee viewpoint survey is coming soon and features some new questions this year.

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Changing Focus of Federal Hiring from College to Experience

June 26, 2020 2:09 PM
Changing Focus of Federal Hiring from College to Experience

President Trump has signed an executive order on the federal hiring process that focuses more on qualifications and less on receiving a college degree.

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Bills Would Require Publishing Agency Reopening Plans, Reimbursing Dependent Care Costs

June 26, 2020 8:23 AM
Bills Would Require Publishing Agency Reopening Plans, Reimbursing Dependent Care Costs

Recently introduced legislation would require federal agencies to publish their reopening plans online to facilitate the safety of their employees.

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GAO Suggests Safe Practices for Returning Federal Employees to Offices

June 25, 2020 3:33 PM
GAO Suggests Safe Practices for Returning Federal Employees to Offices

GAO has listed considerations it said agencies need to take to safely bring federal employees back to work in an office environment.

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Two Federal Employees Suspended Without Pay for Violating Hatch Act

June 24, 2020 3:16 PM
Two Federal Employees Suspended Without Pay for Violating Hatch Act

Two federal employees have been suspended without pay for violating the Hatch Act while on duty.

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Court of Appeals Overturns FLRA on Bargaining Issue

Court of Appeals Overturns FLRA on Bargaining Issue

A Court of Appeals has expanded the scope of bargaining in the federal government by overturning a decision of the FLRA.

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Dramatic Decrease in Official Time at VA

May 29, 2020 12:44 PM
Dramatic Decrease in Official Time at VA

The VA is successfully implementing recent executive orders to restrict the use of official time and free office space previously used by unions.

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Are Whistleblowers More Likely to Be Fired if They Are Probationary Employees?

May 28, 2020 3:57 PM
Are Whistleblowers More Likely to Be Fired if They Are Probationary Employees?

A GAO report attempted to determine if whistleblowers are more likely to be fired when they are in probationary status.

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Probation in the Time of Pandemic

Probation in the Time of Pandemic

The author says that during the time of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, effective use of the probationary period is more important than ever.

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