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

Writing Performance Narratives: It’s Time to Do Better

By Barbara Haga, January 11, 2022 For agencies that use a calendar year rating cycle, supervisors are in the throes of trying to put together performance narratives now. For some supervisors, this is the worst part of their responsibilities. Why is that? Sometimes,...

Performance Plans Work When They Include Effective and Timely Feedback

By Barbara Haga, November 17, 2021 You have a very clear and understandable and reasonable performance plan in place.  That’s great. What now? Is this something you will pull out at progress review time or at the end of cycle and use to provide a rating – or will you...

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