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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)
Winning at the MSPB covers everything necessary to initiate employment actions and build a winning case before the MSPB and is a valuable resource to any agency supervisor or manager, personnel advisor, and representative. Major topics include jurisdiction, timeliness, whistleblower reprisal, USERRA/VEOA, mixed cases, evidence, adverse action procedures, selecting and drafting charges, nexus, selecting and defending the penalty, performance-based actions, affirmative defenses, appeal responses, proper parties, prehearing practice, settlement, the hearing, decision and review, and remedies. (more details)
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)
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)
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)