Tag: performance

Performance Standards & Plans Overview

Performance standards and plans are convoluted by years of wrongly held preconceptions by all parties, layers of agency regulations, collective bargaining terms, statutory law, federal regulations, and a body of seemingly confusing and contradictory case law.  

Performance Appraisals: Mid-Year Reviews

Performance evaluations, also called performance appraisals, performance ratings, and performance management, can be controversial for a number of reasons.  For example, some agencies directly link performance ratings to performance award amounts, either as a flat rate cash award based on…

Performance Rating for Federal Employees

We receive many inquiries surrounding a performance rating affecting a federal employee. ¬†Some inquiries are ambiguous (i.e., “can they rate me an Excellent?”) and some are very specific (i.e., “what are the minimum number of days of observed performance required?”).…

Union Representation During Counseling

The first thing any bargaining unit employee should do when determining whether they have a right to union representation is refer to their Master Agreement (union contract) or contact a Union Representative