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Houston, I Think We Have A Problem! The Inherent Dilemmas of a Schedule “A” Appointee

http://www.psretirement.com/inherent-dilemmas-of-a-schedule-a-appointee-section-501/ On May 15, 2014, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC/Commission) published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register (79 Fed.Reg. 27,824-27,826). The Notice was titled “The Federal Sector’s Obligation To Be A Model Employer of Individuals with Disabilities.” The EEOC is seeking public comment on how to implement the federal… Read more »

Preparing for the Arrival of a New Leader Tip #2

Preparing for the Arrival of a New Leader Authored by: Patty Guard, Former Deputy Director of Special Education Programs, US Department of Education, Board Member Public Sector Consortium Build trust and credibility with the new leader Contact the new leader to introduce yourself, to say congratulations and that you are looking forward to working with… Read more »

Managing Change in an Organization during a Transition in Leadership Tip #3

Managing Change in an Organization during a Transition in Leadership Authored by: Patty Guard, Former Deputy Director of Special Education Programs, US Department of Education, Board Member Public Sector Consortium Ensure stability When the previous boss is departing and you have accepted the position of the acting replacement, there are steps you can take to… Read more »

Six Agencies to Test New Performance Management Model

http://http://www.federaltimes.com/article/20111116/PERSONNEL03/111160302/ From the Federal Times: “The National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations today approved a package of reforms it hopes will overhaul how the government manages employees’ performance. Six agencies — the Veterans Affairs, Housing and Urban Development, Energy and Labor departments, the Coast Guard and the Office of Personnel Management — will pilot test… Read more »

Finger Pointers Need to Look in the Mirror

How many times have we been in situations where we think, “if this person would just . . .” It doesn’t matter if it is a coworker or a spouse we know the issue at hand could be easily addressed if the other party would just do something different. Our frustration rises as we look… Read more »

Becoming Indispensable: Lessons from NASA and Oprah – by Robin Sparks

Every successful organization has at least one linchpin; some have dozens or even thousands. The linchpin is the essential element, the person who holds part of the organization together. Without the linchpin, the thing falls apart. – by Seth Godin in Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? (2010) Two American icons have been getting a bit of… Read more »

20th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by President George H.W. Bush. The ADA prohibits, among other things, discrimination in employment by private companies and state and local governments based on an individual’s disability. Under the ADA, employers are required to find ways to accommodate a… Read more »

Center for American Progress Calls for Increased Contractor Scrutiny

It seems that accountability will be the name of the game in 2009. The Center for American Progress recently issued a report called, “Making Contracting Work for the United States,” which states that recent laws that require more disclosure by government contractors don’t do enough to regulate those companies. Although there has been progress with… Read more »