To Tell the Truth: Clean Record Agreements and Hiring

By Barbara Haga, January 17, 2023 Last month, I wrote about problems with clean record agreements (CRA) in the hiring process.  While the OPM regulations now contain no bar to doing them, living up to their terms can present some huge problems. This month, Iet’s look...

Clean Record Agreements: You Can Use Them Now, But Should You?

By Barbara Haga, December 6, 2022 With issuance of OPM’s final regulations covering Parts 315, 432, and 752 on Nov. 10, 2022 (87 FR 67765), the prohibition on clean record agreements will end.  Effective Dec. 12, you are free to hide the dirty laundry to your heart’s...

Weingarten and Performance Counseling Don’t Mix

By Barbara Haga, November 15, 2022 Last month, my colleague Ann Boehm wrote a great article The Good News: With Weingarten, The Law Is Enough. I cheered as she discussed the various elements of the Weingarten right and when she suggested that agencies should not agree...

Effective Performance Plans are Key to Supervising Teleworkers

By Barbara Haga, September 12, 2022 I recently led a virtual training session on creating effective performance narratives as part of FELTG’s Federal Workplace 2022: Accountability, Challenges & Trends event, where I discussed several issues related to performance...

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