Federal Human Resources Management

(3 day course)

Note: Suggested topics listed below. Course can be tailored to address specific GSA classification issues.

This course is available for On-Site Training only. We will bring this course to your agency or company.
Contact Don Dickson, On-Site Training Manager at (301) 455-5633 or Don.Dickson@GovernmentTrainingInc.com

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Overview of the federal human resources environment, where merit system principles and prohibited personnel practices drive federal human resources management decisions.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn the principles upon which the federal human resources management system is based and describe how they affect federal HRM decisions
  • Describe the differences between Title 5 and Title 5-exempt organizations and how these differences impact federal human resource management practices
  • Discuss the compensation process, including classification, pay and benefits, and describe how equal pay for equal work is accomplished
  • Describe the hiring process and how it is implemented in the federal government
  • Discuss performance management in the federal government, including employee development and performance appraisal processes
  • Describe Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), employee relations, and labor relations programs, including EEO complaint processing, agency administrative grievance systems, and union/management relations


Day 1 of 3
  1. Public Policy
  2. Responsibilities (5CFR 250)
  3. Equal Employment Opportunity Laws, Programs and Complaint Process
  4. The EEO Program and its interrelationship to HR Management
  5. EEO laws and policies with an impact on the Federal government
  6. Merit system Principles
  7. FEORP
  8. EEO Complaint Process
  9. Position Management
  10. Position Management principles
  11. Case Studies
  12. Position Management Exercises
  13. Position Classification
  14. Position Classification Authorities and Responsibilities
  15. Federal Wage System and Factor Evaluation Statements
  16. Writing Position Descriptions
Day 2 of 3
  1. Staffing and Placement
  2. Principles and Practices
  3. External Recruitment
  4. Internal Staffing
  5. Recruitment and Staffing Sources
  6. Merit Promotion Program principles
  7. Employee Development
  8. Principles and Practices
  9. Exercises
Day 3 of 3
  1. Performance Management
  2. Principles and Practices
  3. Performance Plans
  4. Critical Job Elements
  5. Performance Standards
  6. Distinction between discipline and performance based actions
  7. Employee Benefits
  8. Leave
  9. Life Insurance
  10. Health Insurance
  11. Retirement
  12. Employee Relations
  13. Principles and Practices
  14. Discipline
  15. Adverse Actions
  16. Political Activities
  17. Labor/Management Relations
  18. Partnerships
  19. Union Recognition
  20. Unfair Labor Practices
  21. Alternative Dispute Resolution Process