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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. [...]

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? [...]

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