Human Resources

FLRA/FMCS Pilot Program to Speed Up Labor Negotiations

By on June 28, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
FLRA/FMCS Pilot Program to Speed Up Labor Negotiations

An agreement between FLRA and FMCS is an attempt to speed up federal labor negotiations by focusing on negotiability appeals.

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Bill Resurfaces to Expedite Process of Firing Federal Employees

By on June 20, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Bill Resurfaces to Expedite Process of Firing Federal Employees

Legislation has been reintroduced that would facilitate the process of firing underperforming federal employees.

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Violating the Hatch Act Can Still Get You Fired

By on June 19, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Violating the Hatch Act Can Still Get You Fired

Despite some cases involving high profile political appointees who were not disciplined, violating the Hatch Act can still get federal employees fired.

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Conflict of Interest and Statutory Violation at Merit Systems Protection Board?

By on June 18, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Conflict of Interest and Statutory Violation at Merit Systems Protection Board?

The author describes a potential conflict of interest between two labor unions.

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How Common Are Prohibited Personnel Practices?

By on June 17, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
How Common Are Prohibited Personnel Practices?

Data from the MSPB provide an idea of the frequency of prohibited personnel practices.

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What is Driving Some SES Employees to Leave Government?

By on June 13, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
What is Driving Some SES Employees to Leave Government?

Results from a recent OPM survey offer insight as to why SES federal employees choose to leave their federal jobs.

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House Democrats Try to Bully FLRA Chair at Hearing

By on June 10, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

The author says a recent House Committee hearing on the FLRA served to attack the agency’s chairman and showed the Congressmen’s lack of knowledge about the law.

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Is it Time to Kill USAJobs?

By on June 10, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Is it Time to Kill USAJobs?

Should USAJobs be eliminated? The author lists and analyzes various complaints about the federal job search website.

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Federal Employees Hit Highest Number Since Obama Left Office

on June 7, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

The number of people employed by the federal government rose from 2,811,000 in April to 2,815,000 in May, an increase of 4,000 that put the number of federal workers at the highest level since President Barack Obama left office, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Where Have All the Classifiers Gone?

By on June 6, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Where Have All the Classifiers Gone?

The author says the current classification system under the General Schedule is not working. He cites some examples of problems it has created.

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