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

Disciplining Management: The Bigger They Are, the Easier They Fall

By Barbara Haga, May 16, 2022 In supervisory training classes, I have heard participants comment about a double standard for corrective action. In essence, they said that if a non-supervisory employee messed up and violated some conduct rule, he would be hammered, but...

What Types of Leave Count in an Excessive Absence Case?

By Barbara Haga, April 11, 2022 Excessive absence seems so basic we shouldn’t need to address it anymore. However, questions do still arise about what works and what doesn’t. Occasionally, someone asks a question about something new, as happened recently when a FELTG...

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