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

Weingarten and Performance Counseling Don’t Mix

By Barbara Haga, November 15, 2022 Last month, my colleague Ann Boehm wrote a great article The Good News: With Weingarten, The Law Is Enough. I cheered as she discussed the various elements of the Weingarten right and when she suggested that agencies should not agree...

Effective Performance Plans are Key to Supervising Teleworkers

By Barbara Haga, September 12, 2022 I recently led a virtual training session on creating effective performance narratives as part of FELTG’s Federal Workplace 2022: Accountability, Challenges & Trends event, where I discussed several issues related to performance...

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