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Cutting the Federal Workforce Is Harder Than It Sounds

By on February 9, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Cutting the Federal Workforce Is Harder Than It Sounds

The Trump administration has said it wants to make cuts to the overall size of the federal workforce, however, the author says that that this may be harder to do than it would seem on the surface.

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Senate Confirms Trump’s DHS, DoD Selections

on January 20, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The Senate voted overwhelmingly Friday to confirm James "Mad Dog" Mattis to be the nation's new secretary of Defense and John Kelly to be secretary of Homeland Security.

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Which Agencies Have the Most Satisfied Employees?

By on September 20, 2016 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Which Agencies Have the Most Satisfied Employees?

How satisfied are you with your job as a federal employee, and how do you compare to others? New data from the Office of Personnel Management’s 2016 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey provide some insights.

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‘Job Restructuring’ as a Reasonable Accommodation in Federal Employment

By on August 25, 2016 in Court Cases, Human Resources with 0 Comments

In the first of two articles on job restructuring as a reasonable accommodation, the author explores how managers ascertain what an employee’s essential functions of his or her job position are, how to restructure a job position to accommodate an employee, and explores some cases that shed light on how the EEOC and federal courts look at these issues.

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Federal Law Enforcement Position + Felony Conviction = Mandatory Removal

A criminal plea deal that lead to removal of a U.S. Border Patrol Agent amounted to a felony conviction that required he be fired.

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House Committee Wants to Know How Many Firearms DHS Lost

By on February 20, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
House Committee Wants to Know How Many Firearms DHS Lost

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is asking the Department of Homeland Security to provide details on the badges, cell phones and guns that recently went missing at the agency.

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‘Lack of Candor’ Provides Basis for Firing

By on April 11, 2006 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

Were this employee’s actions “lack of candor” or “falsification”? The employee sees a difference; the court does not so this DHS employee’s appeal fails.

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Tiny Union About to Become Roadkill in DHS Deal?

By on April 30, 2004 in Current Events with 0 Comments

If a deal is reached between AFGE, NTEU and DHS, a small union representing federal employees may be wiped out.

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Which unions will represent big portion of DHS employees?

By on April 22, 2004 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Reorganization of government into DHS creates bargaining unit issues

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Will Homeland Security Employees Opt to Retire?

By on December 27, 2002 in Retirement with 0 Comments

Large numbers of feds are eligible to retire. DHS is no exception

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