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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Annual Report on the Salaries Paid to Employees of the Commonwealth

Categories: Govt Personnel,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/RD4862014/$file/RD486.pdf

Finds that if state employees’ salaries do not increase in 2015, they will trail the salaries of other employers by 24.82%.  Also includes suggestions for improving the competitiveness of state employee salaries.  From the Department of Human Resource Management

 

Annual Survey of Public Employment and Payroll Summary Report 2013

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Personnel,Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://www2.census.gov/govs/apes/2013_summary_report.pdf

Includes tables at the federal, state, and local levels, and for individual states.  Provides details on public employment and average pay by job categories.  From the Census Bureau

 

Federal Inspectors General: History, Characteristics, and Recent Congressional Actions

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Personnel,Govt Processes/Organization

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43814.pdf

Discusses the role, authorities, and activities of inspectors general and recent complaints of uncooperative agencies that have hampered inspections and audits.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Working for the Federal Government: Part 2

Categories: Careers,Govt Personnel,Labor/Employment

http://www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2014/article/federal-work-part-2.htm

Covers the federal hiring process including how to find vacancies, how to interpret vacancy announcements, how to master the application process, and final steps.  Also offers resources for more information   From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Millennials: Finding Opportunity in Federal Service

Categories: Govt Personnel,Labor/Employment,Youth

http://www.fedview.opm.gov/2014FILES/FEVS_MillennialsReport.pdf

Summarizes results from the 2014 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey about how government employees feel about their jobs and how these findings can help managers recruit members of the millennial generation to federal service.  From the Office of Personnel Management

 

Encyclopedia of Ethical Failure

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Personnel,Govt Procurement,Govt/Business Scandals,Religion/Ethics

http://www.dod.mil/dodgc/defense_ethics/dod_oge/eef_complete.doc

A selection of cases revealing ethical failures in matters of government service to be used as a training tool for government employees.  Includes such matters as abuse of position, bribery, conflicts of interest, gift-time-or travel violations and more.  From the Department of Defense

 

Federal Paid Administrative Leave: Additional Guidance Needed to Improve OPM Data

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Personnel,Headlines

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/666566.pdf

Describes paid administrative leave policies at selected federal agencies, the number of federal employees granted such leave, the reasons for such leave, and the record keeping.  Picked up by newspapers as major unreported use of taxpayer funds.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Sexual Orientation and the Federal Workplace: Policy and Perception

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Govt Personnel,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations

http://www.mspb.gov/netsearch/viewdocs.aspx?docnumber=1026379&version=1030388&application=ACROBAT

Examines federal employee perceptions of workplace treatment based on sexual orientation, reviews how federal workplace protections from sexual orientation discrimination evolved, and seeks to determine if further action is warranted.  From the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board

 

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