The Executive Orders President Biden signed early on in his presidency have significantly changed the face of the federal workplace, leading to changes in workplace diversity initiatives, LGBTQ issues, labor relations official time, union contract negotiation timelines, topics of bargaining, performance and disciplinary actions for non-union employees, clean record settlements, and much more.
One of the biggest discoveries of the pandemic has been how well federal employees have transitioned to telework. That’s good since most will continue to work remotely for the foreseeable future, and increased telework appears to be in many agencies’ long-term plans.
But telework isn’t for everyone, and some employees will struggle regardless of whether they’re at home or in an office. Poor performance and misconduct can never be overlooked, particularly under a new administration in which accountability is prioritized.
FELTG’s flagship courses, such as UnCivil Servant, have empowered supervisors and their advisors to confidently handle the challenges that come with supervising federal employees. Using the UnCivil Servant framework, FELTG President and attorney at law Deborah Hopkins will address and provide guidance on handling employee conduct and performance issues during a pandemic.
Over the course of 90 minutes, Ms. Hopkins will address challenges such as remote employees, who:
- Misuse technology or violate time and attendance protocols.
- Fail to perform their critical element(s) at an acceptable level.
- Request telework as a Reasonable Accommodation.
It’s imperative to agency mission that you use the right tools to swiftly and effectively address poor performance and misconduct, regardless of where the employee is doing – or NOT doing – the actual work.