The author says that the entire federal HR process and structure, from top to bottom, needs to be completely reimagined.
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.
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.
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.
The author says that he doesn’t believe that wholesale firings would be a good solution to the government’s personnel problems.
While it would be nice if federal employees always work in jobs suited to their talents, the author shares wisdom for the situations when this doesn’t happen.
The author says that documentation of employee actions and discussions is critical for managers, especially in situations involving discipline or removal.
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.