Barbara Haga

Barbara Haga


Ms. Haga​ is President of Federal HR Services, Inc., a small business that provides HR training, consulting, and functional services to Federal agencies. Ms. Haga retired in 2005 as Head of Organizational Development and Workforce Relations with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va. She was employed by the Navy at the Human Resources Service Center, East as the Director of Training, and as a Labor and Employee Relations Specialist at the Office of Civilian Personnel Management, Eastern Region.

Ms. Haga served twice as National President of the Society of Federal Labor and Employee Relations Professionals (SFLERP). The Society awarded her the 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Federal Labor-Management Relations Program and Dedicated Service to SFLERP. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and received her Master of Public Administration degree from Old Dominion University. She has written two books on the FMLA.

Areas of Training Expertise

Performance Management


Recent Articles

When Settlement Agreements Fall Apart: Leave Issues

By Barbara Haga, March 13, 2023 I enjoyed putting together the columns on clean record agreements so much that I thought we should follow that thread. This month, we look at things agreed to in settlement agreements that were ruled to be illegal and resulted in the...

When Clean Record Agreements Address Retirement: OPM Gets the Final Say

By Barbara Haga, February 14, 2023 In this third column of the series on Clean Record Agreements (CRAs), I am focusing on retirement. Before we return to the 2013 MSPB report Clean Record Settlement Agreements and the Law, we need to look at another reference.  OPM...

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...

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