Tag: Probationary Period

Are Whistleblowers More Likely to Be Fired if They Are Probationary Employees?

By on May 28, 2020 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Are Whistleblowers More Likely to Be Fired if They Are Probationary Employees?

A GAO report attempted to determine if whistleblowers are more likely to be fired when they are in probationary status.

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Probation in the Time of Pandemic

By on May 13, 2020 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Probation in the Time of Pandemic

The author says that during the time of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, effective use of the probationary period is more important than ever.

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OPM Proposes Changes to Federal Employee Removal Process

By on September 17, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM Proposes Changes to Federal Employee Removal Process

OPM has issued a proposed rule to enable faster removal of federal employees in different situations.

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Extending Probationary Periods For Most Hires Is Not Needed

By on July 1, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Extending Probationary Periods For Most Hires Is Not Needed

The author says that while extending the probationary period for federal employees is a popular proposal, it is really not needed.

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Making Better Use of the Probationary Period

By on July 9, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Making Better Use of the Probationary Period

The MSPB has found that the probationary period is not extensively used, but there are steps agencies can take to utilize it more effectively.

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Happy Anniversary to Federal Civil Servants

By on January 16, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Happy Anniversary to Federal Civil Servants

On January 16, 1883, the Civil Service Commission was created. Federal employment has changed but the bureaucracy and much of the original philosophy still exist.

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Barriers to Effectively Using the Supervisory Probationary Period

By on January 16, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Barriers to Effectively Using the Supervisory Probationary Period

The MSPB found in a recent survey that barriers exist which cause federal managers not to fully utilize employee probationary periods to deal with non-performers.

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House Votes to Double Probationary Period for New Feds

By on November 30, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
House Votes to Double Probationary Period for New Feds

The House has passed a bill that would double the length of the probationary period for new federal employees.

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Extending Federal Employee Probation to Two Years?

By on November 20, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Extending Federal Employee Probation to Two Years?

A bill has been favorably reported by committee to significantly increase the length of a probationary period for a federal employee.

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Legislation Would Extend Probationary Period for New Feds to Two Years

By on November 5, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Legislation Would Extend Probationary Period for New Feds to Two Years

Legislation has been introduced that would extend the probationary period for new federal employees to two years. Would this benefit new employees?

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