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When Federal Employees Abuse Technology: From Policy to Discipline
When Federal Employees Abuse Technology: From Policy to Discipline
Price: $284.50


Presented by Barbara Haga

Computer misuse has been a steady disciplinary challenge for years. And now, with seemingly everyone using smart phones and social networking sites, the potential for employees to abuse technology is exploding.

From texting to social networking, get strategies to keep federal employees in cyber-check.

Get expert guidance to handle all facets of this growing problem from Barbara Haga, as she walks you through the possible consequences of misuse and describes other agencies’ successful -- and not so successful -- approaches. From blogging to texting, you’ll learn how to determine when conduct crosses the line and how to respond when an employee:

  • Posts information on a site such as Facebook and LinkedIn which can lead to harassment claims or Hatch Act violations
  • Uses a government-owned phone to send crude text messages
  • Accesses inappropriate or obscene websites at work
  • Fails to protect material in agency systems
  • Uses government equipment to conduct personal business

Along with an explanation of relevant MSPB and FLRA decisions, you’ll get specific guidance on:

  • Establishing a policy that spells out requirements regarding the use of government computers and personal electronic devices
  • When and how to take corrective action for noncompliance
  • Drafting definitive charges that deal with various types of misconduct
  • Accommodation issues that arise in conjunction with technology
  • Preparing union contract proposals that cover use of available technology
  • And more!

(2011. CD. 90 min. Product Code: 4900.020811)

(Printed materials included. CDs must be prepaid. No returns on CDs.)