Barbara I. Haga retired in September 2005 as the Head of Organizational Development and Workforce Relations for NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA. In that position she had responsibility for Center training programs, the Career Transition Assistance Program, and employee and labor relations and benefits functions.
Prior to her transfer to NASA, she worked with the Department of Navy from 1977 to 2000. Her Navy employment encompassed assignments at HRO Norfolk, the Office of Civilian Personnel Management, and the Human Resources Service Center East.
Ms. Haga has had experience in all HR functional areas including delivery of numerous courses and presentations for managers and HR professionals. Her primary areas of expertise are in employee and labor relations, including performance appraisal, dealing with performance and conduct deficiencies, and grievances and appeals.
She is a well-known speaker and trainer. Click on the buttons on the left to find information about presentations and courses.
Ms. Haga is the author of Federal Sector FMLA: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions originally published in 2007 and The Federal Manager's Everyday Guide to FMLA originally published in 2009. The books were updated in 2015 and 2012 respectively. Info on publications is available by clicking on the button on the left.
She also writes the monthly Leave Advisor Column for Cyberfeds and on various topics for the monthly FELTG newsletter. The Newsletter is available at this link.
She is a past National President of the Society of Federal Labor Relations Professionals, a position that she held two times from 2003 through 2005 and 1991 through 1993. Ms. Haga was awarded the SFLERP Lifetime Achievement Award on April 27, 2007. Learn more about SFLERP by clicking here.
Ms. Haga received her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia. She received a Master of Public Administration degree from Old Dominion University in May 2006. She is a member of Pi Alpha Alpha, the National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration.