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Published March 10, 2019

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The author says that federal HR advisors have gotten more cautious in their approach to discipline and often overlook the main focus of solving the problem. [...]

Published January 29, 2019

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The author says that the recent partial government shutdown may have a positive unintended consequence for federal employees. [...]

Published June 13, 2018

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The author outlines some of the challenges with EEO cases and his suggestions for improving the process. [...]

Published January 17, 2018

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The author asks when or if it is acceptable to work around federal HR law for convenience because the penalty for violation is excessive. [...]

Published July 5, 2017

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Is pay for performance a viable option for the federal workforce? There are efforts to replace the General Schedule, but the author is skeptical it can work. [...]

Published January 23, 2017

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

Published May 30, 2016

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The “Weingarten Right” stems from a Supreme Court decision that forever changed labor relations. The author looks at its history and application to government. [...]

Published April 19, 2016

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The author poses this question to FedSmith readers: if you currently pay or used to pay dues to a federal employee union, why did you choose to do so? [...]

Published March 9, 2016

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The author says that the disciplinary process used by human resources offices in government hasn't changed over the last 35 years and that it also doesn't work. He outlines another approach that he says agency human resources officers should instead use that is much more effective in disciplining problem employees. [...]

Published October 18, 2015

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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 [...]

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