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Published November 14, 2022

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The author explains how an MSPB decision highlights how an agency overcomplicated its performance appraisal system to its own detriment. [...]

Published August 1, 2022

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Cases based on unacceptable performance are challenging and relatively rare. They are becoming even more difficult. [...]

Published June 7, 2022

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Is there any one "right way" to counsel a misbehaving employee? These are some techniques to help managers with counseling meetings. [...]

Published March 1, 2022

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The disciplinary process in federal human resources is often long and complex. A recent case took a simpler approach. [...]

Published November 16, 2021

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The author describes a different but effective approach that the Oregon National Guard has to labor relations. [...]

Published July 6, 2021

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In what situations is the disciplinary process the best route to take for employees who aren't performing? [...]

Published March 30, 2021

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Mediating grievances can save time, money and resolve problems. Why is it not done more often? [...]

Published May 13, 2020

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

Published September 9, 2019

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Reprimands are as old as federal HR itself. The author proposes some changes that could bring the disciplinary process into the 21st century. [...]

Published May 14, 2019

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How much do disciplinary procedures cost the government? The author explores the question. [...]

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