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

Failure to Meet a Medical-related Condition of Employment

By Barbara Haga, May 15, 2019 This month, we look at cases where the condition needed to be met involves some sort of physical capability. Because the employees in these cases had previously performed at a fully successful or better level or the medical showed that...

More Cases Based on Failure to Meet a Condition of Employment

By Barbara Haga, April 10, 2019 Last month, I began a series of columns regarding failures to meet conditions of employment. There are a wide variety of cases out there on these types of conduct actions with a lot of authority for agencies to hold employees to these...

Cases Based on Failure to Meet a Condition of Employment

By Barbara Haga, March 13, 2019 In training classes on developing performance plans, I am often asked about putting language into standards that state employees are required to complete training or obtain necessary certifications. My response is that typically those...

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