Tag: Management

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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Is It Probation If No One Gets Fired?

By on December 10, 2015 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Is It Probation If No One Gets Fired?

The common argument in the realm of human resources in the federal government is that it is close to impossible to fire a federal employee, so few federal managers go to the effort to do it. The author says that he doesn’t believe that wholesale firings would be a good solution to the government’s personnel problems, but he does say that more needs to be done to hold non-performing federal employees accountable.

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The Incompetent Fed: A Dozen Thoughts

By on October 18, 2015 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
The Incompetent Fed: A Dozen Thoughts

The author discusses some of his thoughts concerning performance improvement plans. As he states in the article, “While I wish for a Federal workforce in which every employee occupies a job they are capable of performing, the thoughts that follow concern those unfortunate cases where a Fed is occupying the wrong job.”

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Location, Location, Location

By on August 14, 2013 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

The author says that documentation of employee actions and discussions is critical for managers, especially in situations involving discipline or removal.

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What I Have Learned About Supervision – Mostly The Hard Way

By on July 20, 2008 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

What are the most valuable supervisory qualities for a federal supervisor? Here is one list of qualities–most of them learned through the school of hard knocks.

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