Category Archives: Awards

SEPARATE BUT EQUAL PERFORMANCE AWARD SYSTEMS In a country that knows more than a little bit about the vicious fallacy of a “separate but equal” approach to treating people, one would think there would be little tolerance for it in … Continue reading

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AGENCY DEMEANS EMPLOYEES’ PERFORMANCE What would you call it when an agency decides to fund the non-supervisory employee awards budget at only 56% of what is needed, while deciding to fund the management awards account at 100% of what was needed?  We call … Continue reading

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CRITICAL CONTRACT CLAUSES (#2A) – Mandatory Gainsharing Awards Given the complexity of a good Incentive Awards article, we have decided to supplement the original Awards posting #2 about Suggestion Awards.  Today’s is about negotiating to give employees a guaranteed share … Continue reading

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VULTURES ARE CIRCLING YOUR SALARY SYSTEM With a new Presidential term about to begin, the scavengers are circling Washington, D.C. hoping to feast grandly at the expense of the federal treasury and federal employees. In a synchronized attack worthy of … Continue reading

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SPOTTING DISCRIMINATION VIOLATIONS & GRIEVANCES Every time a member comes to the union for help with some personnel action, the union rep should not only look for violations of the contract, regulations, and past practice, but also whether management’s action … Continue reading

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