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Agency Medical Exams and Related Employment Issues familiarizes practitioners with the practical aspects of legally acquiring objective medical information from federal employees who have applied for employment benefits under various statutes and regulations such as workers’ compensation benefits.
Before You Get to the Table: Preparing to Bargain in the Federal Sector equips those who negotiate agreements between union and management with the knowledge and skills to avoid pitfalls and effectively prepare for bargaining over collective bargaining agreements, mid-term agreements and everyday changes to conditions of employment.
Complying with MD-715 and Developing a Model EEO Program guides federal EEO professionals on how to build a model EEO program while complying with the MD-715 requirements, as well as how to fulfill your agency’s MD-715 reporting requirements.
Disabilities and Reasonable Accommodation Series covers one of the most commonly struggled areas of EEO law involving individuals with disabilities or claims of disability — the accommodation process. Taken in it’s entirety, this series gives you a solid understanding of the key areas of disability law and reasonable accommodation – and how to effectively respond to unique situations.
Course 1: Disability and the Law
Course 2: Reasonable Accommodation
Course 3: Disabilities in Hiring and Promotion
Course 4: Physical Disabilities
Course 5: Mental and Emotional Disabilities
Disparate Treatment and Harassment Series, in its entirety, provides comprehensive training in the two elements of discrimination — disparate treatment and harassment. Training in these areas is critical as the concepts involved in discrimination law are complex, continually evolving and not widely understood; and harassment has been the top allegation raised in federal EEO complaints for the past several years.
Course 1: Defining Discrimination
Course 2: Stopping Disparate Treatment and Harassment on the Bases of Race, Color and National Origin
Course 3: Understanding Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment
Course 4: Stopping Discrimination on the Bases of Age and Religion
Course 5: Avoiding Retaliation for Previous EEO Activity
Diversity Matters: Guidance for the Federal Workplace explains exactly what diversity means in the federal workplace and how to create an environment that encourages the varied talents of all employees. This course covers the issue from all perspectives ... explaining why diversity makes business sense, how diversity is leveraged in agency management, and the requirements of EEO law -- so your agency can get everyone involved in making diversity matter.
Employee Misconduct in the Federal Workplace Series, explains the concepts used to discipline federal employees engaging in misconduct and/or unacceptable performance. Written by William B. Wiley, Esq. — one of the most trusted experts in federal employee relations — and based on sound principles derived from USC Title V and more than 25 years of case decisions, this series in it’s entirety gives you a firm understanding of how to effectively handle all aspects of employee misconduct problems in the federal workplace.
Course 1: Progressive Discipline
Course 2: Unacceptable Performance Actions
Course 3: Charges in Formal Disciplinary Actions
Course 4: Penalties in Disciplinary Actions
Course 5: Employee Appeals
Employee Performance in the Federal Workplace Series provides a balanced overview of the legal requirements and supervisory skills needed to provide performance evaluations and improve employees’ poor performance. Plus, you get detailed guidance on the steps to removing poor performers when improvement efforts fail.
Course 1: Performance Management
Course 2: Performance Evaluation
Course 3: Performance Problems
Course 4: Removal of Poor Performers
Course 5: Performance Incentives
The Federal Arbitration Process: From the Origin of Disputes to FLRA Review provides a detailed look at the arbitration process, from the origination of disputes up through their review by the Federal Labor Relations Authority. Additionally, this course covers important elements of arbitration including an arbitrator's authority and common jurisdictional issues.
The Federal EEO Process Series systematically presents the basic steps of the EEO process, explains the practical implications of EEO complaints and how to avoid EEO pitfalls. Taken in its entirety, this series prepares you to professionally handle EEO complaints, prepare cases for litigation, effectively counsel employees, and advise management so that formal EEO complaints will be kept to a minimum and so the agency will avoid liability when complaints are made.
Course 1: Know the Federal EEO Process: Overview
Course 2: The Informal Process: EEO Counseling
Course 3: The Federal EEO Process: Addressing Special Concerns
Course 4: Investigating EEO Complaints
Course 5: Motions, Hearings and Sanctions
Federal Qualification Standards: What HR Needs to Know is the most convenient way to learn all about this complex area of federal employment, spelling out the four major categories of qualification standards and requirements; the differences between the qualification systems for white- and blue-collar occupations; as well as the laws, regulations and policies that govern how you determine if applicants meet the minimum requirements and take placement actions for competitive service employees.
From Formal Discussions to Weingarten Meetings: Avoiding ULP Charges When Meeting With Employees provides a basis by which supervisors, managers, LR specialists, HR professionals and unions can make a clear determination of when a meeting requires union presence -- and when it doesn't. This course also familiarizes you with details on what happens after a charge is filed.
Introduction to Impact and Implementation Bargaining trains labor relations practitioners in the fundamental principles, statutory requirements, and common practices of impact bargaining. This course will clarify and organize everything a practitioner needs to know about impact bargaining, and backs up the information with numerous case citations and examples drawn from actual cases.
Using ADR to Resolve Federal Workplace Disputes goes beyond simply describing the methods used in ADR to teach you how to apply the methods in both the EEO and labor relations processes. You learn why ADR is a better option than a grievance or EEO complaint for all involved, techniques to increase the likelihood that ADR will succeed, and the role each party plays – putting everyone at ease using the process. Includes 4 case studies that highlight how, when and when not to use ADR.