Since 2013, open enrollment courses have been offered in partnership with FELTG.
Courses are open to HR practitioners, supervisors, and managers as appropriate to the subject matter.
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Maximizing Accountability in
July 25, 2017
OMB Directive M-17-22, Comprehensive Plan for Reforming the Federal Government and Reducing the Federal Civilian Workforce, requires agencies to eliminate unnecessary barriers to addressing poor performance contained in agency policies.
This one-day course will give you the tools you need to analyze your existing appraisal system and to ensure that it helps managers to effectively and quickly deal with poor performance in the federal workplace – and to be able to survive third-party review.
Topics covered include:
Focusing on accountability for job performance
Designing and perfecting the appraisal system to ensure accountability
Within-grade increases (WIGIs) and their impact on accountability
Eliminating unacceptable performance requirements that are not based on law/regulation
Need a customized offering? These courses can be tailored to your agency policies/union contracts and brought on-site to train your managers and HR and Legal staffs.
Course designed for experienced practitioners!
Advanced Employee Relations
September 12-14, 2017
This three–day course is designed to provide experienced HR practitioners current information and guidance on these topics:
Day - 1: Administering leave - with particular focus on sick leave, FMLA, and LWOP, when leave must be approved and when management has options, and dealing with attendance issues from abuse of sick leave to excessive absence
Day 2: Performance Management - appraisal system requirements, evaluating performance plans to determine if they are effective and defensible, and successful performance actions
Day 3: Discipline – successful discipline programs from delegation of authority, to use of warnings and cautions, nexus and comparators, when voluntary actions become involuntary, and discipline on conduct unbecoming, absence and medical-related issues, and technology misuse.
Could your managers benefit from training on dealing with leave and assessing performance?
Managing Leave, Attendance and
Dallas, Texas - June 21-22
This two–day course is designed to give supervisors the tools they need to effectively handle leave and attendance issues and to develop effective performance plans that they will use to properly assess performance
Leave Day Topics:
Requirements for Use and Granting of Annual and Sick Leave - when to say "yes" and when "no" is the right answer
FMLA - eligibility, family member coverage, medical documentation, substitution of paid leave
LWOP, Leave Transfer, AWOL
Dealing with Leave Abuse, Accommodation tied to Leave, Excessive Absence and Inability to Perform
Performance Day Topics:
Appraisal system requirements
Definitions of what critical elements and performance standards really should be
Feedback - and how it is tied to performance plans
Crafting effective performance plans - including a review of relevant case law about what works and doesn't
Linkage between appraisal and within-grade increases
Dealing with unacceptable performance
This portion of the course also includes a workshop during which supervisors will review one of their own performance plans line by line - to see what, if any, changes and improvements are needed.
This week-long session will cover the details of the major civil service employee relations programs operated under Title 5, U. S. Code, with emphasis on leave, performance, discipline, medical issues and accommodation. In addition to the information from relevant laws, regulations, policies, and cases, the course will include exercises to reinforce the learning, a wealth of examples from actual cases, and practical advice regarding implementation of the programs.