Tag: Discipline

OPM to Agencies: Don’t Be Wimps!

October 14, 2019 7:41 AM , Updated October 27, 2019 3:53 PM
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

September 17, 2019 2:15 PM , Updated February 21, 2020 12:28 PM
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

September 9, 2019 11:17 AM , Updated September 20, 2019 12:16 PM
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

June 20, 2019 1:30 PM

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

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Show Me the Money

May 14, 2019 2:32 PM , Updated May 24, 2019 4:48 PM
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

March 10, 2019 9:21 AM , Updated March 20, 2019 9:02 AM
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

August 15, 2018 5:31 PM
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

July 20, 2018 1:45 PM , Updated July 29, 2018 9:41 AM

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

July 18, 2018 12:03 PM

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

June 4, 2018 3:36 PM , Updated June 12, 2018 4:54 PM

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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