Written by Michael Corum, one of Dewey’s most beloved authors and an expert on dealing with problem employees in the federal civil service, Disciplining Federal Employees is an updated and expanded version of his best seller Taking Disciplinary Actions.
This text educates federal supervisors and managers on the philosophy, structure, and detail of administering discipline in the federal service. Disciplining Federal Employees begins by leading supervisors through the four sequential decisions they must make in any disciplinary action. The book then describes how to apply these decisions to the most common disciplinary situations. The two extremes of preventive measures to keep good employees honest and winning tactics for firing the worst employees complete this text. “Good case examples” are provided at the end of each chapter to help bring each chapter’s lesson into focus.
Federal supervisors and managers rely on Disciplining Federal Employees for advice on topics including:
The Law of the Workplace—including management and employee responsibilities to each other
Disciplinary Offenses—including causation
Formal and Informal Disciplinary Measures—including how to choose between them and discipline that should not be used
Determining the Penalty—including penalty concepts and factors to consider in choosing a penalty
Establishing the Facts—including types and weight of evidence and pre-action investigations
Insubordination and Contentious Conduct—including definitions and defenses
Alcohol and Drug Use—including how to deal with alcohol and drug use on the job, addiction, drug testing, and discipline
Off-Duty Conduct—including discussion of nexus and criminal conduct
Workplace Violence—including threats, intimidating behavior, disrespectful language, violence, and mental illness as it relates to the offenses
Discipline for Performance Problems—including requirements for disciplinary action and when to use chapter 75 or chapter 43
Protected Activities—including a list and discussion of protected activities and reprisal
The Most Common Mistakes Committed by Agency Supervisors
Preventive Steps to Wrong-Doing
Firing Your Worst Employee—including how to identify the worst employee, how to fire them, and how to avoid hiring them in the first place
Procedures and Administrative Details—including the procedures and paperwork of disciplinary actions
Also included are a detailed table of contents, introduction and conclusion.
Also available as a .pdf file on a CD-ROM or as an ebook for instant download.
Ideal for federal supervisors and managers, and anyone who advises them, this handbook is a how-to guide on misconduct, performance and discipline. Major topics include the five fundamental elements of a disciplinary action, the five fundamental elements of a performance action, termination, the defense of a penalty, special challenges to adverse actions, and nontraditional disciplinary techniques. (more details)
A comprehensive handbook on managing federal employees that covers, from a supervisor's perspective, every important aspect of human resources management from hiring to firing. This book shows federal supervisors the rules they need, specific strategies and tactics for hiring the right people, structuring their jobs to best motivate them, managing their performance, maintaining discipline, and managing their time. Each chapter will conclude with a summary and checklist for dealing with each issue. (more details)
A Dewey classic, Managing Employee Performance offers detailed, practical, and effective strategies for managing employee performance. Major topics include the principles of performance management, how to set performance standards and monitor performance, when and how to provide feedback and appraisals, rewarding performance, managing performance under a paybanding systems, distinguishing performance problems from conduct problems, isolating the performance issue, counseling the employee, and the two options for dealing with performance problems. (more details)
Ideal for any federal supervisor, this title offers advice, tips, and steps to preventing workplace violence, protecting employees and clients, and enforcing necessary standards to ensure safety in the workplace. Major topics include types of workplace violence, tools to deal with workplace violence, the most common myths, preventative measures, verbal and other intimidating behavior, physical acts of violence, and violence from other sources. (more details)
Supervising Federal Employees is a succinct yet thorough overview of the civil service and an in-depth examination of all aspects of the personnel management system, including the unique responsibilities of federal managers. Major topics include employee and management rights and responsibilities, classification and job design, hiring, managing performance, discipline, time and attendance, equal employment opportunity, labor management relations, appeals, and grievances. (more details)
This how-to text instructs supervisors and managers on how to handle performance, attendance, and misconduct-related issues offering nuanced strategies, proven tactics, and practical advice. Author Corum traces how to identify and deal with workplace problems caused by troublesome employees. Major topics include the different types of and tools for dealing with problem employees, disciplinary actions, strategies and tactics for dealing with problem employees, how to identify “non-problems,” and strategies for dealing with internal forces. (more details)
With proven practices, sample letters, and expert advice, Managing Employees’ Time teaches managers and supervisors how to get employees to attend work, how to manage work schedules, how to administer leave when requested, and how to optimize employees’ time once at work. Major topics include hours of work, work schedules, overtime, leave administration, managing time on the job, common leave problems, managing telecommuters, and strategies for managing time and controlling absenteeism. (more details)
EEO and the Federal Supervisor guides federal supervisors through the intricacies of discrimination law and demystifies the potential impact of EEO laws on personnel management decisions. Major topics include the legal history of EEO, discrimination, hiring, discipline, and other supervisory decisions that impact the careers of federal employees. (more details)
The First Four Weeks instructs new managers on how to effectively transition into their new supervisory role and manage federal employees while still achieving their goals during the crucial first few weeks of tenure. Major topics include what motivates employees, mentally preparing for the supervisory role, negotiating with upper management, defining jobs, setting rules and performance expectations, and managing time. (more details)