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The First Four Weeks
A Guide for the New Federal Supervisor
The First Four Weeks, 2022
New Release
By: Corum
Price: $100.00
Sku: 22FFW
Edition: 3rd/2022
ISBN: 978-1-956013-10-8
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The First Four Weeks guides 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, starting out right with your new employees, setting rules and performance expectations, and managing time. (more details)



Covid-19 and Federal Sector Labor and Employment Law
Covid-19 and Federal Sector Labor and Employment Law, 2022
Coming Soon
By: Bosland
Price: $225.00
Sku: 22CLEL
Edition: 1st/2022
Availability: COMING SOON (Summer 2022)
Format: Softcover book and/or PDF eBook sent on CD or USB stick

This handbook provides detailed, up-to-date information on the federal government’s legal response to the COVID-19 pandemic and how it relates to the federal workforce. Major topics include Executive Order, guidance, regulations, and statues; remote work; leave; vaccinations and testing requirements and exceptions; reopening and return to work; workplace safety requirements; labor relations; COVID-19’s relationship to other laws; and caselaw developments. (more details)




The Federal Supervisor’s Guide to Ethics, Rules, and Responsibilities
The Federal Supervisor’s Guide to Ethics, Rules, and Responsibilities
New Release
By: Corum
Price: $100.00
Sku: 21ERR
Edition: 2nd/2021
ISBN: 978-1-941825-94-5; 1-941825-94-x
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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; social media postings; post-employment; supervisory liability; and enforcement. (more details)




Supervisor's Guide to Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Supervisor's Guide to Litigation and Dispute Resolution
New Release
By: Corum
Price: $100.00
Sku: 21LADR
Edition: 2nd/2021
ISBN: 978-1-941825-95-2; 1-941825-95-8
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This updated and expanded guide is an introductory text to the supervisory actions that employees can challenge, the avenues available for pursuing those challenges, and the tribunals responsible for hearing the challenges. Major topics include the basics of appeals and grievances, internal agency systems, external mechanisms, and actions that employees can challenge. (more details)



EEO for Federal Management
A Handbook for Managers, Supervisors, and HR and EEO Staffs
EEO for Federal Management
New Release
By: Corum
Price: $100.00
Sku: 21EEFM
Edition: 1st/2021
ISBN: 978-1-941825-93-8; 1-941825-93-1
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EEO for Federal Management guides federal managers, supervisors, and HR and EEO Staffs through the intricacies of discrimination law and demystifies the potential impact of EEO laws on personnel management decisions. Major topics include nondiscrimination laws governing federal employees; prohibited categories and theories of discrimination; proving discrimination; the complaint process; dealing with complaints of nonselection, disciplinary actions, reprisal, and harassment; handling disability issues; EEO issues in common workplace situations; and settling EEO complaints.(more details)



Resolving Disputes in the Federal Workplace
20RDFW
New Release
By: Corum
Price: $100.00
Sku: 20RDFW
Edition: 1st/2020
ISBN: 978-1-941825-83-9; 1-941825-83-4
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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)




UnCivil Servant
Holding Government Employees Accountable for Performance and Conduct
19UCS By: Wiley & Hopkins
Price: $125.00
Sku: 19UCS
Edition: 5th/2019
ISBN: 978-0-9729852-0-8
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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)




The Federal Supervisor
A Guide for Supervisors New to Federal Service
19TFS By: Corum
Price: $75.00
Sku: 19TFS
Edition: 1st/2019
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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)




Preventing Workplace Disruption
The Federal Supervisor's Guide to Dealing with Harassment and Disruptive Behavior in the Workplace
19PWD By: Corum
Price: $100.00
Sku: 19PWD
Edition: 1st/2019
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Federal supervisors face disruptive problems in the workplace ranging from simple unsettling acts, offensive behavior, and harassment, to workplace violence. This book provides step-by-step guidance on sorting through, identifying the behaviors, and then taking the right practical and legal measures required to resolve them. (more details)




Disciplining Federal Employees
20DFE
New Release
By: Corum
Price: $100.00
Sku: 20DFE
Edition: 2nd/2020
ISBN: 978-1-941825-79-2; 1-941825-79-6
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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)



Adverse Actions and Performance-Based Actions
Process, Law and Cases, Guidance, and Pitfalls
Adverse Actions and Performance-Based Actions
New Release
By: Fowler & Vitaro
Price: $160.00
Sku: 21AAPA
Edition: 2nd/2021
ISBN: 978-1-941825-84-6; 1-941825-84-2
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This text guides practitioners, HR specialists, and supervisors and managers through the complexities of adverse and performance-based actions, with discussion of the governing statutes, regulations, and decisions from the MSPB and Federal Circuit, and practical advice, strategies, and best practices for navigating these disciplinary processes. Major topics include discussion of the Civil Service Reform Act, statutory and regulatory requirements of adverse actions, the agency’s administrative process in taking adverse actions, substantive rights in performance-based actions, and the agency’s administrative process in taking performance-based actions. (more details)



Managing Employees' Time
19MET By: Corum
Price: $75.00
Sku: 19MET
Edition: 4th/2019
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Now in its 4th edition, Managing Employees’ Time shows supervisors and managers how to get employees to attend work and optimize employees’ time once at work. Major topics include hours of work, work schedules (tradition and alternative), overtime, dealing with tardiness, leave administration and leave problems, managing telecommuters, and strategies for managing time and controlling absenteeism. (more details)



Federal Supervisor's Guide to Workplace Disability and Accommodations
19WDA By: Corum
Price: $135.00
Sku: 19WDA
Edition: 1st/2019
ISBN: 978-1-941825-57-0; 1-941825-57-5
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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)




Managing Employee Performance
18MEP By: Corum
Price: $75.00
Sku: 18MEP
Edition: 2nd/2018
ISBN: 978-1-941825-54-9; 1-941825-54-0
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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)



Management of Problem Employees
18MOPE By: Corum
Price: $75.00
Sku: 18MOPE
Edition: 2nd/2018
ISBN: 978-1-941825-56-3; 1-941825-56-7
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This how-to text instructs supervisors and managers on how to handle performance, attendance, and misconduct-related issues offering strategies, proven tactics, and practical advice. How to identify and deal with workplace problems caused by troublesome employees is featured. 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)



Conducting Misconduct Inquiries
18CMI By: Vitaro, Goodfriend & Gilbert
Price: $135.00
Sku: 18CMI
Edition: 2nd/2018
ISBN: 978-1-941825-53-2; 1-941825-53-2
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Learn how to effectively and efficiently investigate allegations of employee misconduct with examples, sample forms, and case law discussion. Major topics include what a management inquiry is and how one differs from an administrative investigation, the advantages of an inquiry, how to select a good inquirer, discussion of rights and responsibilities of the inquirer and inquiree, limitations on the inquirer’s authority, interim action, typical charges and penalties, inquiry basics, beginning the inquiry, defining the issues, identifying witnesses, preparing for the inquiry, document gathering, the interview and other ways to collect information, witness preparation, post report activity, and how the report will be used. (more details)




FMLA Basics
FMLA Basics (2017) By: Bosland
Price: $75.00
Sku: 17FMBA
Edition: 2nd/2017
ISBN: 978-1-941825-41-9; 1-941825-41-9
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Introductory, yet comprehensive, FMLA Basics guides federal supervisors and managers through the FMLA process and law with tips, resources, and guidance for compliance. Major topics include an overview of federal sector FMLA, employee leave requests, timeliness and adequacy of leave requests, employee eligibility requirements, coverage issues, management responsibilities, requests for supporting documentation, amount of leave entitlement, how leave may be scheduled, paid leave, dealing with other employment benefits, record keeping, agency leave policies, and enforcement. (more details)



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
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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
16FSHR.jpg By: Corum
Price: $75.00
Sku: 16FSHR
Edition: 1st/2016
ISBN: 978-1-941825-27-3; 1-941825-27-3
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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 First Four Weeks
A Guide for the New Federal Supervisor
13FFW By: Corum
Price: $65.00
Sku: 13FFW
Edition: 2nd/2013
ISBN: 1-934651-73-7


This edition is no longer for sale.
The latest edition is available for purchase here.



Federal Sector Workers' Compensation Basics
13FWCB.jpg By: Laws
Price: $100.00
Sku: 13WCB
Edition: 1st/2013
ISBN: 978-1-934651-78-0; 1-934651-78-8
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Designed for supervisors and employees, this introductory book simplifies the worker’s compensation process in an easy to read and thorough manner. Major topics include hearings, requests for reconsideration, ECAB appeals, burdens of proof, emotional conditions, continuation of pay, disability and death benefits, schedule awards, medical treatment, and more. (more details)






Surviving EEO Complaints
10SEEC.png By: Tuck
Price: $55.00
Sku: 10SEEC
Edition: 3rd/2010
ISBN: 1-934651-39-7
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This straightforward training manual educates federal supervisors and managers on complaints and theories of discrimination and the complaint process. Advice is liberally interspersed on how to prevent discrimination complaints and how to defend against a complaint. Major topics include a summary of the discrimination laws, covered employees, disparate treatment and impact, harassment, reasonable accommodation, retaliation, strategies for reducing complaints, the EEO complaint and hearing processes, use of government property and time, and coping with the litigation process. (more details)



How to Fire a Federal Employee (download)
03FAFE.jpg By: Wiley
Price: $80.00
Sku: 03FAFE
Edition: 1st/2003
ISBN: 0-9729852-0-4
Format: download (.zip file containing executable) + optional CD-ROM backup

Mr. Wiley guides supervisors and practitioners through the steps necessary to effectively discipline and remove unmanageable employees.Presented by an attorney with over 25 years of experience as an agency representative, MSPB adjudicator, and now a representative of appellants and agencies before MSPB, the module begins with the basic theory of workplace discipline and culminates in the steps necessary to terminate or discipline a federal employee. (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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Format options, Print book, pdf on CD-ROM, pdf on USB stick or PDF download

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)



Supervisors Bundle - Discipline
(19UCS; 20DFE)
20% Off
Price: $200.00 On Sale! $160.00
Sku: DiscpBundle
Format: Softcover Books/PDF eBooks on CD-ROM


UnCivil Servant (2019)UnCivil Servant
Holding Government Employees Accountable for Performance and Conduct

By: Hadley
Price: $100.00 $80.00

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.


(2020) Disciplining Federal EmployeesDisciplining Federal Employees
By: Corum
Price: $100.00 $80.00

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.




Supervisors Bundle - Employee Conduct
(19PWD; 19UCS; 09CMI)
30% Off
Price: $335.00 On Sale! $234.50
Sku: SupBundle-Conduct
Format: Softcover Books and/or PDF eBooks on CD-ROM


Preventing Workplace DisruptionPreventing Workplace Disruption
By: Corum
Price: $100.00 $70.00

Federal supervisors face disruptive problems in the workplace ranging from simple unsettling acts, offensive behavior, and harassment, to workplace violence. This book provides step-by-step guidance on sorting through, identifying the behaviors, and then taking the right practical and legal measures required to resolve them.


UnCivil Servant (2019)UnCivil Servant
Holding Government Employees Accountable for Performance and Conduct

By: Wiley
Price: $100.00 $70.00

Written by federal employment law attorney, William Wiley, UnCivil Servant examines employee performance and conduct and offers advice on how to institute and complete disciplinary and performance based actions.


(2018) Conducting Misconduct InquiriesConducting Misconduct Inquiries
By: Vitaro, Goodfriend & Gilbert
Price: $135.00 $94.50

Conducting Misconduct Inquiries provides comprehensive and practical instruction to supervisors investigating alleged employee misconduct. With an emphasis on how to conduct fair and efficient inquiries, the text guides the reader so that only provable claims go forward to third parties and the agency satisfies any obligation to take prompt and appropriate action.




New Managers Bundle
(21ERR; 13FFW)
40% Off
By: Corum
Price: $165.00 On Sale! $99.00
Sku: ManagersBundle
Edition: 2nd / 1st
ISBN: 1-934651-93-1 | 1-934651-73-7
Format: Softcover Books/PDF eBooks on CD-ROM


The Federal Supervisor’s Guide to Ethics, Rules, and ResponsibilitiesThe Federal Supervisor’s Guide to Ethics, Rules, and Responsibilities
By: Corum
Price: $100.00 $60

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.


The First Four WeeksThe First Four Weeks
By: Corum
Price: $65.00 $39

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..




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