Barbara Haga

Barbara Haga

Instructor

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

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Recent Articles

New MSPB Case Highlights Dangers of Retirement Misinformation

By Barbara Haga, September 11, 2023 FELTG President Emeritus Bill Wiley sent me an MSPB decision last week.  Many of you are aware  I spent most of my Federal career working for the Navy, and Bill spent some time there, too. At the end of my years with the Navy, I...

What Came First: The Appointment or the Reason for Termination?

By Barbara Haga, August 14, 2023 [Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of articles on excepted service, trial periods, and appeal rights. Read Barbara’s first two articles here and here.] This month, we look at even more distinctions between probationary...

How Preference Eligibility Can ‘Upset’ a Simple Termination Case

By Barbara Haga, July 18, 2023 While the purposes of a trial period and a probationary period are much the same, the rights for excepted service employees who are subject to an adverse action are different than those for competitive service employees. In fact, it...

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