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Federal HR Flexibilities


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Overview/Description
Federal agencies have a wide range of human resource (HR) capabilities that can be used to help manage workforce challenges. The US Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is a federal government agency that helps other government agencies overcome personnel challenges, recruit and retain federal employees, and provide them with training and personal development programs. The OPM also designs and implements key human resource-related polices across all government departments. This course provides an overview of the many personnel options and services available to applicants, existing employees, and managers in the federal government. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the Labor, Employment, and Employee Benefits Law Group of the law firm of Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green PA. Please note, however, that the course materials and content are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation or constitute a legal opinion with respect to compliance with any federal, state, or local laws. Transmission of the information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers should not act upon this information without seeking professional counsel. The information contained herein is provided only as general information that may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. This information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to constitute legal advice or to substitute for obtaining legal advice from an attorney licensed in your state.

Target Audience
Federal government employees; employees of federal agencies; supervisors of federal employees; managers of federal employees; employees who buy goods and services from the private sector for the federal government; employees who deal with members of the public who are looking to obtain permits or licenses, or to address other regulatory needs

Expected Duration (hours)
1.5

Lesson Objectives

Federal HR Flexibilities

  • identify flexibilities federal agencies can use to attract and retain quality employees
  • recognize examples of flexible work/life arrangements and policies
  • recognize the four management considerations when determining the best downsizing or restructuring approach
  • identify employee benefit offerings that are available to agencies
  • identify the discretionary compensation flexibilities agencies can use to support recruitment, relocation, and retention efforts
  • identify the flexibilities available to managers when organizing and assigning work
  • identify incentive and award flexibilities that can be used to improve organizational performance
  • identify training and education flexibilities and authorities available to federal agencies
  • Course Number:
    fgov_01_a24_lc_enus