Barbara Haga

Barbara Haga

Instructor

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

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Recent Articles

How About Standards That Actually Measure Performance?

By Barbara Haga, January 14, 2020 I’ve looked at quite a few performance plans recently and I keep seeing the same problems showing up. Performance plans full of boilerplate measures that deal with what should be conduct issues, lists of tasks with no discussion of...

Cook, McCauley, and Savage: What if AWOL is Involved?

By Barbara Haga, December 11, 2019 This month we are looking at Cook cases from another angle.  What are the charges when there is AWOL included in the time off? Here is a scenario that a former class participant inquired about: In 2018, Employee X was on 154 hours of...

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...

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