Tag: Employee Relations

Firing a Federal Employee Easier and Quicker

October 18, 2020 10:08 AM
Firing a Federal Employee Easier and Quicker

OPM has issued a final rule to streamline the federal employee removal process.

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Task Force Proposes Eliminating FERS

February 7, 2020 2:09 PM , Updated February 24, 2020 9:29 AM
Task Force Proposes Eliminating FERS

A task force report urges major changes to the civil service system from pay and benefits to handling removal actions and appeals by federal employees.

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Layers of Problems Drive Morale Issues at the Department of Homeland Security

January 21, 2020 10:37 AM , Updated February 2, 2020 7:31 AM
Layers of Problems Drive Morale Issues at the Department of Homeland Security

What drives morale in an agency? The author analyzes the situation at DHS.

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Weathering the Storm of 360 Feedback

November 20, 2019 10:27 AM
Weathering the Storm of 360 Feedback

Are you using 360 feedback constructively? The author explains a better way to utilize it.

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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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Can the Civil Service Be Broken?

September 3, 2019 8:17 AM , Updated September 16, 2019 2:21 PM
Can the Civil Service Be Broken?

Recent events beg the question of whether or not the civil service can be broken. The author provides a detailed analysis.

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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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Soft Skills Are Harder Than They Seem

April 30, 2019 3:48 PM , Updated May 8, 2019 11:03 AM
Soft Skills Are Harder Than They Seem

The author says that federal HR managers often focus more on technical skills rather than soft skills when hiring which is a mistake.

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Why I (Still) Work Here

April 29, 2019 10:23 AM , Updated May 7, 2019 10:13 AM
Why I (Still) Work Here

The author recounts his love for his federal career while also addressing challenges that federal employees face.

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