Tag: Douglas Factors

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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Arbitration: The Seven Tests of ‘Just Cause’

By on November 21, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Arbitration: The Seven Tests of ‘Just Cause’

The author describes a seven part standard for analyzing the discipline or discharge of an employee which can help with upholding these types of decisions.

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3 Ideas For Dealing With Problem Employees

By on October 26, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
3 Ideas For Dealing With Problem Employees

Three recent reports raised the issue of dealing with problem employees. The author analyzes the reports and offers three steps he says would also help.

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MSPB Trashes "Douglas" in Poorly Reasoned Decision

By on April 17, 2013 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

The MSPB appears to have thrown a seminal decision into doubt in second guessing a deciding official who had considered the “Douglas Factors”.

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Reconsidering Two Douglas Factors

By on April 26, 2010 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

The 12 factors enumerated by the new MSPB in “Curtis Douglas, et. al. v Veterans Administration, et. al.” changed the way we administer discipline in the Federal sector. It’s time to consider limiting them to 10 factors.

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Decades and the Douglas Factors

By on April 20, 2010 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

For three decades human resource specialists, union officials, agency managers, legal counselors, labor arbitrators, Presiding Officials and Administrative Judges have been working with the 12 “factors” that were first articulated in Board decision titled [I}Curtis Douglas, et. al. v Veterans Administration, et. al. [/I]

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