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

Ripped from the Headlines: A Case for Today’s World

By Barbara Haga, August 19, 2020 This month I am going to leave COVID issues and turn to another topic that is also very timely. This one is about an employee making disparaging remarks that were racial in nature to and about other employees.  This case was included...

When Cleaning Desks and Wearing Masks is Required: Life With COVID-19

By Barbara Haga, July 15, 2020 We've previously talked about issues related to employees who report to work with symptoms and what to do about taking temperatures when employees are reporting to the worksite. What other issues could present once more and more...

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