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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; gifts; financial conflicts; impartiality; seeking employment; misuse of position, property, time, vehicles, information; outside activities; reporting wrongdoing; post-employment; supervisory liability; and enforcement. (more details)
This updated and expanded 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)
An updated and vastly expanded classic, this instructive text advises supervisors, managers, and HR specialists on how to take sustainable disciplinary actions with case examples, but none of the legal jargon. Major topics include: basic principles, law of the workplace, disciplinary offenses, disciplinary measures, determining penalties, establishing the facts, absenteeism, dishonesty, offenses against government property, off-duty conduct, sexual offenses, workplace violence, alcohol/drug use, offenses by supervisors, performance problems, protected activities, procedures and administrative details, preventive steps, and firing your worst employee.(more details)
Ideal for federal supervisors and managers, and anyone who advises them, this handbook is a practical guide on misconduct, performance and discipline. Major topics include the fundamental elements of disciplinary and performance actions, removal procedures, the defense of a penalty, special challenges to adverse actions, and nontraditional disciplinary techniques. (more details)
This book provides federal managers and supervisors who are new to federal civil service an overview of the structure and dynamics of federal civil service. It includes the rights and responsibilities of the federal manager and how to exert their authority within the system. Also covered are the five phases of managing federal employees: job structuring, hiring, managing performance, maintaining discipline, and managing leave and attendance. And concludes with the issues of EEO and labor relations.(more details)
This book helps federal supervisors to understand not just the legal requirements, but the practicalities of dealing with employees and their representatives—the federal unions. Guidance provided will give supervisors not only the knowledge necessary to help them stay out of trouble, but also practical guidance for dealing with the unionized environment. (more details)
This new book will give federal supervisors and managers clear guidance on employee disability issues and other medical issues that require close and immediate supervisory involvement, focusing on the legalities, practicalities, strategies, and tactics for handling those medical issues that qualify as disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act and ADA regulations. The book also covers medical problems that do not qualify as disabilities, medical issues in hiring, medical-related disciplinary and performance actions, and related OWCP issues. (more details)
A Dewey classic, now in its second edition, 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)
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)
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)
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)