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Michael Corum

Michael Corum is one of America's top authorities on dealing with problem employees in the federal civil service. He is the leading author of books for federal supervisors and personnel specialists, and he puts on highly acclaimed seminars for federal agencies on discipline, handling problem employees, EEO, and performance management.

In his spare time, he's a volunteer medic and swiftwater rescue technician with the El Dorado County Sheriff's Search and Rescue.

If you're interested in his seminars, you can call him up in the Sierras at (530) 676-0760 to talk about books, problem employees, search and rescue, or anything else you want free advice about, except how to raise a teenage daughter.



Adverse Actions
A Guide for Federal Managers and Personnel Specialists
Adverse Actions (2017)
By: Corum
Price: $75.00
Sku: 17AA
Edition: 5th/2017
ISBN: 1-941825-35-4
Availability: IN-STOCK (released 4/11/17)
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This thorough but concise handbook offers supervisors and personnel specialists an easy-to-read, step-by-step, practical approach to taking adverse and performance-based actions. The subject matter is not complicated by legalese. Major topics include the legal framework of adverse actions, jurisdiction, adverse action causes, penalties, proving the case, adverse action procedures, performance based actions, and adverse action appeals. (more details)




The Complete Federal Supervisor's Guide to Human Resources Management
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By: Corum
Price: $75.00
Sku: 16FSHR
Edition: 1st/2016
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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)




The Federal Supervisor’s Guide to Ethics, Rules, and Responsibilities
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Price: $65.00
Sku: 14ERR
Edition: 1st/2014
ISBN: 978-1-934651-93-3; 1-934651-93-1
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Written for federal supervisors and managers, a Guide to Ethics, Rules, and Responsibilities details and explains the primary rules governing ethics. Major topics include sources of ethics rules, a chapter detailing the principal ethics rules, and enforcement. (more details)




Combating Sexual Harassment
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Price: $65.00
Sku: 13CSH
Edition: 2nd/2013
ISBN: 978-1-934651-74-2; 1-934651-74-5
Availability: IN-STOCK (released 07/2/13)
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Combating Sexual Harassment, in its 2nd edition and new for 2013, teaches supervisors, managers, investigators, EEO staff, and personnel departments how to identify and navigate through claims of sexual harassment. Major topics include defining sexual harassment, investigating allegations of harassment, assessing the facts, how to respond, and disciplinary actions. (more details)




The First Four Weeks
A Guide for the New Federal Supervisor
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By: Corum
Price: $65.00 On Sale! $58.50
Sku: 13FFW
Edition: 2nd/2013
ISBN: 1-934651-73-7
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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)



A Federal EEO Counselor's Manual
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Price: $55.00
Sku: 12EECM
Edition: 2nd/2012
ISBN: 978-1-934651-63-6
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This how-to handbook traces the EEO counselor’s responsibilities through the complaint process, including assembling information and interacting with the complainant and managers. Major topics include an overview of EEO laws, regulations and prohibited forms of discrimination; the complaint process; the initial interview; the inquiry; presentation and resolution; report writing; appeals and grievances; and sexual harassment. (more details)



Supervisor’s Guide to Litigation and Dispute Resolution
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Price: $55.00
Sku: 11LADR
Edition: 1st/2011
ISBN: 978-1-934651-52-0
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Supervisor’s Guide is an introductory text to the supervisory actions that employees can challenge, the avenues available for pursuing such challenges, and the tribunals responsible for hearing those challenges. Major topics include the basics of appeals and grievances, internal agency systems, external mechanisms, and actions that employees can challenge. (more details)



Disciplining Federal Employees
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Price: $55.00
Sku: 10DFE
Edition: 1st/2010
ISBN: 1-934651-38-9
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An updated and expanded classic, this instructive text advises supervisors, managers, and those that advise them on how to take sustainable disciplinary actions with case examples, but none of the legal jargon. Major topics include management and employee obligations, formal and informal discipline, determining penalties, establishing the facts, insubordination, alcohol and drug use, off-duty conduct, workplace violence, performance problems, protected activities, common management mistakes, how to prevent wrongdoing, and firing the worst employee. (more details)



Settling Disputes
(2009) Settling Disputes By: Corum
Price: $55.00
Sku: 09SD
Edition: 1st/2009
ISBN: 1-934651-17-6
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Settling Disputes provides instruction on how to resolve employee grievances, appeals, and complaints. Major topics include discussion of EEO settlements, defining settlement interests, creating settlement options, and finalizing the agreement. (more details)



EEO and the Federal Supervisor
(2009) EEO and the Federal Supervisor By: Corum
Price: $55.00
Sku: 09EEFS
Edition: 1st/2009
ISBN: 1-934651-26-5
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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)



Managing Employees' Time
(2008) Managing Employees' Time By: Corum
Price: $55.00
Sku: 08MET
Edition: 3rd/2008
ISBN: 1-934651-15-X
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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)



Management of Problem Employees
(2007) Management of Problem Employees By: Corum
Price: $55.00
Sku: 07MOPE
Edition: 1st/2007
ISBN: 1-932612-87-4
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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)



Supervising Federal Employees
(2006) Supervising Federal Employees By: Corum
Price: $55.00
Sku: 06SFE
Edition: 1st/2006
ISBN: 1-932612-78-5
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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)



Labor Relations for Supervisors and Managers
(2006) Labor Relations for Supervisors and Managers By: Corum
Price: $55.00
Sku: 06LRSM
Edition: 1st/2006
ISBN: 1-932612-72-6
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This guide explains labor relations in the context of the federal government and the unique challenges that face federal managers of unionized workplaces. Major topics include an introduction to federal labor relations, basic principles, creating a union presence, management rights and obligations, employee and union rights and responsibilities, dealing with union officials, change situations, administering the agreement, and representational situations. (more details)



Stopping Workplace Violence
(2004) Stopping Workplace Violence By: Corum
Price: $30.00
Sku: 04SWV
Edition: 1st/2004
ISBN: 1-932612-32-7
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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)



Managing Employee Performance
(2004) Managing Employee Performance By: Corum
Price: $55.00
Sku: 04MEP
Edition: 1st/2004
ISBN: 1-932612-30-0
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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)



Defending Your Case
(2003) Defending Your Case By: Corum
Price: $40.00
Sku: 03DYC
Edition: 1st/2003
ISBN: 1-878810-89-8
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This concise yet comprehensive handbook coaches managers, supervisors, and agency officials on how to prepare for and effectively testify in defense of their case before the MSPB, EEOC, in arbitration and other adjudicatory proceedings. Major topics include a review of the tribunals, standards and burdens, the seven classic mistakes, and testifying. (more details)



Hiring for Success
Hiring for Success, 2000 By: Corum & Loufakis
Price: $30.00
Sku: 00HFS
Edition: 1st/2000
ISBN: 1-878810-63-4
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Hiring for Success teaches federal supervisors, managers, and personnel specialists how to find and hire top performers. Major topics include the basics of job specifications, job specifications for GS positions, job vacancy worksheet, recruiting options, internal hiring, recruitment and diversity, marketing and incentives, high risk practices, application review, interviewing, other sources of information, probation, legal pitfalls to hiring, and employee retention. (more details)




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