Barbara Haga

Barbara Haga


Ms. Haga is President of Federal HR Services, Inc., a small business which 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, Virginia. She has also been 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 is the author of Federal Sector FMLA: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions and The Federal Manager’s Everyday Guide to FMLA. She 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.

A well-known speaker and trainer, Ms. Haga is the program director and presenter for FELTG’s Employee Relations Week and Advanced Employee Relations. She presents numerous courses on various aspects of Performance Management and Leave & Attendance Management, and is also a presenter during Absence & Medical Issues Week.

Areas of Training Expertise

Performance Management


Recent Articles

More on Excessive Absence and the Third Cook Factor

By Barbara Haga, November 13, 2019 Following up on last month’s column, I continue to look at cases which further illustrate use of the Cook exception to remove an employee for excessive approved absence. In last month’s examples, the Army and Air Force were able to...

Excessive Absence and the Third Cook Factor

By Barbara Haga, October 16, 2019 In several classes recently, I have had questions regarding the Cook factors and what makes one of these cases successful. Just to make sure we are all on the same sheet of music, here is a quick review of what the Board wrote in Cook...

Accommodation and Performance Issues II

By Barbara Haga, September 18, 2019 Once again, we are looking at handling performance issues in the case of an employee with a disability based on information provided in the EEOC guidance document The Americans With Disabilities Act: Applying Performance And Conduct...

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