August 1, 2016 – August 5, 2016 all-day America/New York Timezone
Ala Moana Hotel
410 Atkinson Dr
Honolulu, HI 96814

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  • Are you a federal supervisor, or an HR professional or attorney who advises federal supervisors?
  • Do you live on the west coast, in the Pacific Islands, or in Asia?
  • Do you want to attend world-class employment law training in Honolulu, Hawaii?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then this special FELTG event is just for you. Read on.

Managing employee accountability for performance and conduct is critical to any agency’s success. It is also important to understand – and effectively supervise matters involving  – supervision of union employees, managing leave scenarios, handling EEO issues and successfully communicating with a diverse workforce.

This FELTG seminar covers all of the most important topics federal supervisors – and those who advise them – need to know about the relevant law, policy, strategy and best practices related to HR skills in the government workforce.

Take a look at the details below, or download event training flyer.


William Wiley, Deborah Hopkins

Daily Agenda:


Uncivil Servant: Holding Employees Accountable for Performance and Conduct: Fundamentals of disciplinary actions and unacceptable performance actions; establishing rules of conduct; proving misconduct; selecting a defensible penalty; providing due process via agency discipline procedures; writing valid performance standards; implement a Performance Improvement Plan; removal for unacceptable performance in 31 days.


Supervising in a Unionized Environment: What every supervisor should know about federal labor unions; collective bargaining agreements; official time; LR meetings; an overview of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute; fundamental employee, union, and management rights; unfair labor practices; controlling official time; handling information requests.


Handling Employee Leave Issues: An overview of leave types and entitlements; annual leave; sick leave; AWOL and Leave Without Pay; FMLA crash course; medical certification requirements; substitution of paid leave; handling complicated leave issues.


The Manager’s Role in EEO: The role of EEO in the federal government; defining protected categories: race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability and reprisal; what to do if you’re a Responding Management Official in a complaint; EEO witness tips.


Essential Management and Communication Skills: Communicating effectively with employees; identifying your leadership style; managing a multigenerational workforce; handling difficult employees; managing a mobile workforce; mentorship.

As an added incentive, supervisors who attend Monday and Friday sessions will receive a special certificate verifying participation in OPM’s mandatory training requirements for new supervisors, found at 5 CFR 412.202(b).

Sessions run from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Most people attend the full training week, but you may opt out of any days you don’t plan to attend.

  • 5 days = $2075
  • 4 days = $1705
  • 3 days = $1315
  • 2 days = $935
  • 1 day = $515

* Cost includes a copy of the textbook UnCivil Servant: Holding Employees Accountable for Performance and Conduct (3rd ed.), by William Wiley

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