When we think about technology-related misconduct in the federal workplace, many of us think of the federal employee watching porn on his government computer. And there are certainly a number of cases involving pornography in the workplace. But federal employees have found many more ways to get in trouble with workplace technology, whether it’s running businesses from work, encouraging donations to political candidates using government computers, or simply wasting time on the Internet. And then there are teleworkers, who have their own unique tech issues.
In this 90-minute webinar, Barbara Haga will review relevant MSPB decisions on these topics, and discuss material on the defenses that employees have raised. She will identify the issues that should be addressed in technology policies, covering matters associated with telework and reasonable use of government equipment and systems.
While the near future of the Merit Systems Protection Board remains uncertain, Ms. Haga is staying on top of the situation and will provide attendees with the information they need to know.
Attendees will learn how to:
- Draft specific charges that deal with various types of technology-related misconduct
- Handle accommodation issues that come up in conjunction with technology matters
- Anticipate technology issues to coordinate with IT staffs to establish policies that clearly explain misuse
- Prepare supportable actions and ensure that union contract provisions support these policies
Early Bird Tuition: $275 per site (registration submitted by February 15) Standard Tuition: $305 per site (registration submitted February 16 or later)
Teleworkers may be added to a main site registration for $35 each, on a space-available basis.