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4 Features of an Efficient Federal Retirement Benefits Package

By Drew Lessard on Mar 5, 2019 8:44:25 AM

Preparing a retirement calculation and application can be a time-consuming process involving several manual steps that can be inefficient for federal HR specialists. Technology can significantly improve on this, reducing the time it takes to complete an application, eliminating several sources of common errors, and improving communications between HR and employees.

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The Challenges Faced by Federal HR Retirement Specialists

By Drew Lessard on Feb 19, 2019 6:56:29 AM

There are more people eligible and preparing for retirement in the Federal Government than at any time in history. While the recent retirement numbers have remained relatively stable year over year, more than a whopping 30% of federal employees are currently eligible for retirement.

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Five Factors in Choosing Performance Management Software

By Drew Lessard on Feb 5, 2019 6:15:00 AM

Performance management has become a topic of much conversation in the Federal Government under the current administration. In the early months of the Trump administration, OMB-17-22 provided new guidelines designed to streamline these operations and improve overall efficiency in agencies.

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How Performance Management Helps Address Challenges in Federal Agencies

By Drew Lessard on Jan 22, 2019 5:43:54 AM

With more than two million full-time employees, the Federal Government is the nation’s largest employer, and even divided into dozens of agencies and organizations, there are substantial, and often unique needs in managing such a large and diverse workforce.

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Meeting Agency Specific Requirements for Performance Management Software

By Drew Lessard on Jan 15, 2019 6:27:33 AM

There are established minimum guidelines for federal agencies selecting new performance management software. Laid out by the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) HR Line of Business (HR-LOB), these requirements carefully define the baseline of what agencies will need in 72 requirements.

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Performance Management as a Core Competency of Federal Leadership

By Drew Lessard on Jan 8, 2019 6:43:36 AM

One of the primary roles of managers in federal agencies is to provide feedback and remediation for their direct reports as part of the performance management cycle.

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The Benefits of Integrated Software and Managed Services in Federal HR

By Drew Lessard on Dec 18, 2018 7:04:17 AM

There are several challenges when outsourcing administrative tasks in a small agency that has legacy solutions in place and lacks the resources needed to hire new staff or train managed service providers. Integrated software and managed services in federal HR offer a substantial new opportunity. Here are some of the key benefits of such an approach.

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3 Common Issues with Managed Services for Federal HR

By Drew Lessard on Dec 11, 2018 6:41:31 AM

Small- and medium-sized agencies frequently lack the budget to hire additional full-time staff but have the same workload as much larger agencies with larger staff to handle them. 

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Implementing a Turnkey Solution for Federal HR Staffing

By Drew Lessard on Dec 4, 2018 6:49:55 AM

Federal HR staffing can be challenging, particularly for small and medium-sized agencies with limited resources. Whether it is a lack of resources to hire new full-time staff for HR administration, a limited hiring pool in your geographic area, or the long time-to-hire in federal agencies, there are often significant challenges when identifying and filling gaps in these roles.

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Federal HR Challenges Faced by Small Agencies

By Drew Lessard on Nov 27, 2018 6:09:17 AM

Small federal agencies with as few as 100 employees face unique challenges that other, much larger agencies do not. Because of their size, they often have only one or two HR specialists whose role it is to manage the entirety of the agency’s HR needs.

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