When we think about technology-related misconduct in the federal workplace, many of us think of the federal employee watching porn on his government computer. And there are certainly a number of cases involving pornography in the workplace. But federal employees have found many more ways to get in trouble with workplace technology, whether it’s running businesses from work, encouraging donations to political candidates using government computers, or simply wasting time on the Internet. And then there are teleworkers, who have their own unique tech issues.
In this 90-minute webinar, Barbara Haga reviews relevant MSPB decisions on these topics, and discusses material on the defenses that employees have raised. She identifies the issues that should be addressed in technology policies, covering matters associated with telework and reasonable use of government equipment and systems.
While the near future of the Merit Systems Protection Board remains uncertain, Ms. Haga is staying on top of the situation and will provide attendees with the information they need to know.
Viewers will learn how to:
- Draft specific charges that deal with various types of technology-related misconduct
- Handle accommodation issues that come up in conjunction with technology matters
- Anticipate technology issues to coordinate with IT staffs to establish policies that clearly explain misuse
- Prepare supportable actions and ensure that union contract provisions support these policies