Tag: Employee Relations

More Patient Care Problems Cited at VA

By on April 14, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
More Patient Care Problems Cited at VA

A new report found numerous problems with patient care at a VA facility. Here is a summary and solutions suggested to improve caring for veterans in the VA.

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First Steps in Changing Federal HR

By on April 12, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
First Steps in Changing Federal HR

With a new guidance memo from OMB, federal workers can start to see what new human resources policies will emerge impacting the federal workforce.

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Drain the Swamp? Federal Workers Dedicate Their Careers To Service

on April 4, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
The author says that the "drain the swamp" mantra in Washington can be demoralizing to the federal workforce.

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What is a RIF and How Does it Work?

By on March 29, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
What is a RIF and How Does it Work?

What is a RIF? How does it work? Are RIF’s likely to occur in government?

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VA Accountability: Federal Government Trapped In A System In Desperate Need of Reform

By on March 11, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
VA Accountability: Federal Government Trapped In A System In Desperate Need of Reform

The VA and federal civil service is “trapped in a failed and antiquated civil service system that is in desperate need of reform.” A House bill would change the system in the VA.

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Former Park Service Employee Sentenced to Prison for Theft of Government Money

By on March 10, 2017 in Agency News, Court Cases with 0 Comments
Former Park Service Employee Sentenced to Prison for Theft of Government Money

A supervisor who worked for the National Park Service in the Petrified National Forest has been sentenced to a year in prison and ordered to pay restitution of $313,000 after pleading guilty to theft of government money.

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Trump’s Cabinet Won’t Succeed By Ignoring Federal Employees

on February 13, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
The author says that for new cabinet members to be successful, they need to listen to what employees in their agencies have to say.

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Some Thoughts For the New President and Congress Regarding Federal Employment

By on February 8, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Some Thoughts For the New President and Congress Regarding Federal Employment

The author says that there are better ways to enact changes to the federal civil service laws than vilifying federal employees.

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Removal of Federal Employees for Misconduct or Performance

By on February 6, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Removal of Federal Employees for Misconduct or Performance

The Merit Act of 2017 would make it much easier to fire a federal employee. Here are the details of this recently introduced legislation and what it would mean for the federal workforce.

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Strong Words From the New Secretary of State to Federal Workers

By on February 3, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson addressed State Department workers during his first visit to the Department, however many of his remarks apply to all federal employees.

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