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Trump Calls on Federal Employees to Help Make Government More Efficient

By on May 8, 2017 11:02 AM in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Trump Calls on Federal Employees to Help Make Government More Efficient

President Trump has issued a proclamation for Public Service Recognition Week to honor the work of federal employees and to ask for their help in making government operate more efficiently.

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‘Uncertain’ Describes Federal Workers Today

By on April 25, 2017 10:47 AM in Human Resources with 0 Comments
‘Uncertain’ Describes Federal Workers Today

The author says that the Trump administration’s approach to government is causing great uncertainty among Federal workers.

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More Patient Care Problems Cited at VA

By on April 14, 2017 8:59 AM 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 4:30 PM 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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What is a RIF and How Does it Work?

By on March 29, 2017 11:22 AM 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 2:35 PM 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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Some Thoughts For the New President and Congress Regarding Federal Employment

By on February 8, 2017 3:48 PM 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 2:14 PM 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 12:48 PM 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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Practical Advice for Incoming Political Appointees from Federal Insiders

By on January 28, 2017 3:27 PM in Human Resources, Leadership with 0 Comments
Practical Advice for Incoming Political Appointees from Federal Insiders

The authors, who have served as agency representatives and management advisors for many years, offer advice for presidential appointees or Schedule Cs and the career executives who may have to work with them as they settle into their jobs.

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