Tag: Employee Relations

Beatings Will Continue Until Performance Improves

February 8, 2018 3:41 PM , Updated February 16, 2018 9:26 AM
Beatings Will Continue Until Performance Improves

“Accountability” often means that somebody needs to be fired. The author says a more productive approach in the workplace is to instead celebrate incremental progress.

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The Personal ROI of Happy in Government

January 24, 2018 3:07 PM , Updated January 29, 2018 1:32 PM
The Personal ROI of Happy in Government

Happy employees make for more engaged employees. The author explains how this applies to federal employment.

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Are You a Good Bureaucrat, or a Bad Bureaucrat?

November 29, 2017 11:26 AM , Updated December 4, 2017 3:54 PM

The author says that the term “bureaucrat” often carries a negative connotation, but in his experience, he believes this should not be the case.

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Giving Thanks for Federal Workers

November 22, 2017 1:32 PM

The author gives thanks to the federal workforce in honor of the work they do.

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OPM Wants You to Get a Flu Shot

September 10, 2017 3:59 PM

It’s flu season, and the Office of Personnel Management is encouraging federal employees to get flu shots.

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Making Federal Employees ‘At-Will’ Would Limit Their Legal Recourse

August 13, 2017 9:26 AM , Updated August 22, 2017 6:54 AM

Legislation has been introduced to make employment of future federal employees “at-will.” The author explains the legal implications of this proposed change.

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Legislation Introduced to Make Federal Employees ‘At-Will’ Employees

July 22, 2017 2:02 PM , Updated July 28, 2017 6:26 PM
Legislation Introduced to Make Federal Employees ‘At-Will’ Employees

Legislation has been introduced that would make federal employees “at-will” employees, potentially making it easier to remove or suspend them.

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VA Begins Posting Disciplinary Actions Taken Against Employees Online

July 7, 2017 2:20 PM , Updated July 13, 2017 9:42 AM

The VA has announced that it will begin posting data about adverse actions taken against agency employees online in a new effort to hold employees accountable.

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VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act Tackles the Issue of Firing Insufficient Workers Without Pitfalls

June 21, 2017 4:11 PM , Updated June 27, 2017 4:25 PM

The VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act is expected to become law. These are some of the key changes impacting employee disciplinary procedures.

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Bipartisan Support for VA Accountability Bill

May 15, 2017 1:50 PM , Updated May 19, 2017 9:14 AM

A bipartisan bill in the Senate would make changes including creating an expedited appeal process for VA employees and alter existing appeal procedures.

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