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Bill to Prevent VA Union “Bribes”

By on October 1, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Bill to Prevent VA Union “Bribes”

A bill has been introduced in the House to restrict AFGE from offering new employees money to immediately join the union.

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Alphabet Soup and FMLA Abuse

By on September 30, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Alphabet Soup and FMLA Abuse

Supervisors must ensure compliance with FMLA law while also preventing leave abuse by employees. These are some tips to help navigate the process.

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Trump Executive Orders Gain New Life

By on September 26, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Trump Executive Orders Gain New Life

Recent action by the Court of Appeals in Washington breathes new life into President Trump’s Executive Orders impacting the federal workforce.

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CBD Use Can Put Federal Employees’ Jobs in Jeopardy

on September 24, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

A former federal employees tells his story of how using CBD products led to the revocation of his security clearance and ultimately forced him to retire early from federal service.

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Reskilling And Upskilling Offer Opportunities and Challenges for Agencies and Employees

By on September 24, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Reskilling And Upskilling Offer Opportunities and Challenges for Agencies and Employees

The author talks about “Reskilling” and “Upskilling” and what this means for federal agencies and their employees.

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Gilson Appointed to Impasses Panel

By on September 23, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Gilson Appointed to Impasses Panel

FedSmith author Robert J. Gilson has been appointed by President Trump to a five-year term as a member of the Federal Service Impasses Panel.

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Senior HUD Official Reprimanded For Hatch Act Violations

on September 19, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

The Office of Special Counsel reprimanded a top official at the Department of Housing and Urban Development for making political statements on the job.

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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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