Tag: Management

Should the Government Fire More People? And How Should They Do It?

By on July 24, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Should the Government Fire More People? And How Should They Do It?

Does the federal government fire enough people? The author lists crucial elements he says are necessary in a proper discipline process.

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Would the Federal Supervisor Training Act Make a Difference?

By on May 19, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Would the Federal Supervisor Training Act Make a Difference?

The Federal Supervisor Training Act is likely to be reintroduced. The author looks at what is in the bill and how it could be improved.

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Tips on Counseling for Supervisors: Part 1 – What is Counseling?

By on May 15, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Tips on Counseling for Supervisors: Part 1 – What is Counseling?

Counseling employees is an important part of every supervisor’s job. The author provides some fundamentals of counseling and how to use it in a supervisory role.

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Knowing Which Medication to Take When You Have a Problem Employee

By on February 28, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Knowing Which Medication to Take When You Have a Problem Employee

The author says there are two common disciplinary measures federal managers can utilize, but only one of them allows for applying discipline progressively in the event the problems continue.

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Grievances Can Make Things Worse… or Better

By on January 23, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Grievances Can Make Things Worse… or Better

The author looks at the grievance process in federal HR, its history, effectiveness and current alternatives to settling disputes.

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Federal Employee Conduct and Discipline – A Suggested Fix

By on December 22, 2016 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Federal Employee Conduct and Discipline – A Suggested Fix

The author says that the possibility of wrongdoing on the part of agency managers has led to many avenues for protecting employees which has created an overly complicated appeals system. He proposes a simple fix that would protect employees while making for a smoother process.

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Fixing Federal HR Begins With Staffing

By on September 5, 2016 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Fixing Federal HR Begins With Staffing

The author says that the entire federal HR process and structure, from top to bottom, needs to be completely reimagined.

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‘Job Restructuring’ as a Reasonable Accommodation in Federal Employment (Part 2)

By on September 1, 2016 in Court Cases, Human Resources with 0 Comments

In the second of two series of articles on job restructuring as a reasonable accommodation, the author explores how job restructuring could affect other employees besides the disabled person being accommodated, and examines the limitations on the burden that an agency may place on other employees.

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‘Job Restructuring’ as a Reasonable Accommodation in Federal Employment

By on August 25, 2016 in Court Cases, Human Resources with 0 Comments

In the first of two articles on job restructuring as a reasonable accommodation, the author explores how managers ascertain what an employee’s essential functions of his or her job position are, how to restructure a job position to accommodate an employee, and explores some cases that shed light on how the EEOC and federal courts look at these issues.

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Federal Employee Accountability: 7 Essential Characteristics of Reform

By on April 11, 2016 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Federal Employee Accountability: 7 Essential Characteristics of Reform

The author outlines seven basic principles that he says have the potential to design a more accountable civil service that is free from political influence.

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