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BILINGUALISM AS A MANAGEMENT WEAPON Bilingualism is a highly valued skill in our diverse society, but some managers over at the Social Security Administration have found a new use for it, namely as a weapon to retaliate against an employee.  This … Continue reading

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APPRAISALS BASED ON MERE SAMPLES OF WORK One of the more notorious games of an unfair supervisor is manipulating the work selected to review for a performance appraisal.  Those supervisors can set an employee up for great success or heartbreaking … Continue reading

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JOHN (OPM) BERRY’S CONTEMPT FOR BILINGUAL EMPLOYEES OPM Director John Berry must be filled with contempt for bilingual federal employees.  Or maybe the Obama appointee is just a hand puppet being worked by others with contempt for them.  Or maybe … Continue reading

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FMLA FOR FAMILY MILITARY SITUATIONS MEMBER ALERT! OPM finally issued regulations spelling out when federal employees are entitled to use FMLA leave to deal with military-related situations in the family. Family includes an employee’s spouse, son, daughter, or parent. The … Continue reading

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PART-TIMERS OWED BACKPAY On August 23, 2011, OPM issued final regulations implementing a court decision requiring the payment of Sunday premium pay to part-time employees, as well as to full-time employees.  The decision was Fathauer v. United States. 

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