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

Establishing Conduct Expectations: A Sample Policy Part II

By Barbara Haga, September 14, 2021 This month, we tackle a few other aspects of the work and conduct expectations that I began in last month’s article, in which I tackled work schedules, attendance and other related matters. INTERNAL WORK REQUIREMENTS.  The following...

Establishing Conduct Expectations: A Sample Policy

By Barbara Haga, August 18, 2021 After the last column was published, I heard from a practitioner from one of those agencies that didn’t have a lot of written guidance on conduct issues.  She was asking if I had a sample of such a set of expectations. I didn’t have a...

Position Descriptions and Performance Plans – Part 3

By Barbara Haga, July 21, 2021 Over the past two columns, we reviewed what position descriptions should cover to give you maximum ability to determine qualifications, establish accountability, and to hire well. We also looked at crafting performance standards that...

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