March 7, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm America/New York Timezone
(844) 283-3584

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William Wiley, Deborah HopkinsBarbara Haga.

Course Description

Back by popular demand, and expanded to include new topics in 2017! Join FELTG for the most comprehensive supervisory training event available anywhere. Supervising Federal Employees: Important Tools for Managers and Advisers, a 13-part webinar training series (with a bonus session for those who supervise unionized employees), is targeted specifically to the issues and challenges faced by supervisors in agencies across the country, and around the world.

These 60-minute sessions, held every other Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. eastern time, will expand upon legal principles to provide federal supervisors with the necessary tools and best practices they need to manage the agency workplace effectively and efficiently. Plus, they’ll have a chance to ask questions and get answers – in real time.

As a special bonus, the first six modules fulfill OPM’s mandatory training requirements for new supervisors found at 5 CFR 412.202(b).

2017 dates:

March 7: Holding Employees Accountable for Performance and Conduct: The Foundation: The distinction between performance and conduct; an overview on holding employees accountable; setting the stage for discipline

March 21: Disciplining Employees for Misconduct, Part I: The five elements of discipline in the federal government; documentation supervisors need to succeed in a disciplinary action

April 4: Disciplining Employees for Misconduct, Part II: Disciplinary procedures: reprimand, suspension, termination; appeals process; agency liability

April 18: Preparing an Unacceptable Performance Case: Performance in a nutshell; preparing a performance case; proof and evidence standards

May 2: Dealing with Poor Performing Employees: Managing the PIP; proposed removal letters; unacceptable performance documents

May 16: Leading and Mentoring a Multigenerational Workforce: What OPM says about mentorship; mentorship styles; formal and informal mentorship; pilot mentorship programs; best practices for leadership 

May 30: Writing Effective Performance Plans: Performance management; understanding the system; defining elements and standards; creating the performance plan

June 13: What Supervisors Should Know about EEO: Overview of Title VII protections; protected categories; theories of discrimination; the supervisor’s role in the EEO process

June 27: Tackling Leave Issues: Handling the leave issues most common in the federal government; annual leave; sick leave; LWOP and FMLA

July 11: Disability Accommodation in 60 Minutes: Defining a disability; requests for accommodation; the interactive process; accommodations of choice; undue hardship

July 25: Important Developments in Sex Discrimination: Current information on LGBT discrimination and gender stereotyping; tangible employment action vs. hostile work environment; same-sex harassment

August 8: Preventing Discrimination Based on Religion and National Origin: Religious discrimination; reasonable accommodation for religion; national origin discrimination: speak English only rules; accent discrimination

August 22: Managing a Mobile Workforce: Telework and alternative work schedules; managing employees who aren’t there; handling performance and conduct problems with teleworkers; best practices for telework

September 5: Supervising in a Unionized Environment: The right to be bargained with; forming a union; employee and union rights; ULPs


  • $220 per site, per session.
  • Teleworkers may be added to a primary site registration for $25 each, per session,
  • Special series discounts available through March 1. See registration form for details.

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