Tag: Discipline

OPM to Agencies: Don’t Be Wimps!

By on October 14, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM to Agencies: Don’t Be Wimps!

OPM has issued new guidance to agencies on progressive discipline and using a table of penalties.

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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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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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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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Show Me the Money

By on May 14, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Show Me the Money

How much do disciplinary procedures cost the government? The author explores the question.

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A Tale of Two Factors

By on March 10, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
A Tale of Two Factors

The author says that federal HR advisors have gotten more cautious in their approach to discipline and often overlook the main focus of solving the problem.

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Report Suggests Improvements for Handling Federal Employee Misconduct

By on August 15, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Report Suggests Improvements for Handling Federal Employee Misconduct

GAO takes a look at federal employee misconduct and ways agencies can improve how they handle it.

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GAO: VA Whistleblowers 10x More Likely to Be Disciplined Than Peers

By on July 20, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
GAO: VA Whistleblowers 10x More Likely to Be Disciplined Than Peers

A new GAO report found that the VA suffers from data reliability problems in its systems for tracking employee misconduct actions.

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MERIT Act Advances in House

By on July 18, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
MERIT Act Advances in House

A companion bill to the MERIT Act has been introduced in the Senate and the bill has been referred from a committee to the full House.

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Poll: Majority of Americans Think It’s Too Difficult to Fire Poor Performing Federal Employees

By on June 4, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Poll: Majority of Americans Think It’s Too Difficult to Fire Poor Performing Federal Employees

A new Rasmussen survey found that a majority of Americans believe it is currently too difficult to remove government employees for performance reasons.

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