Human Resources

OPM Policy Changes May Improve Hiring, But Only if Agencies Do Not Find Ways to Maintain the Status Quo

By on September 18, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM Policy Changes May Improve Hiring, But Only if Agencies Do Not Find Ways to Maintain the Status Quo

The author says that although recent hiring guidance from OPM is a good start, more needs to be done to improve federal hiring practices.

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OPM Proposes Changes to Federal Employee Removal Process

By on September 17, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM Proposes Changes to Federal Employee Removal Process

OPM has issued a proposed rule to enable faster removal of federal employees in different situations.

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Déjà vu for USDA?

By on September 11, 2019 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Déjà vu for USDA?

The author says that past precedent from court decisions indicates the USDA will face an uphill battle in its efforts to relocate some employees.

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Elections and Federal Workers: The Good and the Bad

By on September 9, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Elections and Federal Workers: The Good and the Bad

What implications does an election year have for federal employees? As the author notes, there are pros and cons.

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Reprimands in the 21st Century

By on September 9, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Reprimands in the 21st Century

Reprimands are as old as federal HR itself. The author proposes some changes that could bring the disciplinary process into the 21st century.

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Lawmakers Make a Stand for Collective Bargaining

By on September 7, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Lawmakers Make a Stand for Collective Bargaining

A group of House Members are urging Congress to pass legislation to defend federal employees’ collective bargaining rights.

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Weather and Safety Leave, Evacuation Payments Among HR Aids for Federal Employees During Hurricane Season

By on September 5, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Weather and Safety Leave, Evacuation Payments Among HR Aids for Federal Employees During Hurricane Season

OPM is reminding federal agencies of the HR flexibilities they can offer to federal employees to assist them during hurricane season.

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Can the Civil Service Be Broken?

By on September 3, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Can the Civil Service Be Broken?

Recent events beg the question of whether or not the civil service can be broken. The author provides a detailed analysis.

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From Human Resources to Helpful Robot – How AI May Transform HR

By on August 26, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
From Human Resources to Helpful Robot – How AI May Transform HR

How might artificial intelligence replace some HR functions? The author explores the possibilities.

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Follow the Style of this Sample KSA Answer to Rank Highly on Your Job Application

By on August 24, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Follow the Style of this Sample KSA Answer to Rank Highly on Your Job Application

Writing good KSAs on a federal job application can be challenging. These are two real world examples to help illustrate techniques.

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