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Management Concepts

HR Boot Camp

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May 13—17
5 days
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
USD 1519
USD 303 per day
May 20—24
5 days
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
USD 1519
USD 303 per day
Jun 10—14
5 days
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
USD 1519
USD 303 per day
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HR plays a crucial role in managing the Federal workforce and mission results. To that end, Federal HR’s success depends on how well individuals work together. You will gain a comprehensive overview of HR and how it works: processes, tools, and rules and regulations from OPM, Federal agencies, and the commercial sector. Apply what you learn through an experiential capstone exercise based around a real-world Federal HR scenario.

Learning Objectives

  • Outline the role and value of HR to a federal agency
  • Relate the importance of the federal workforce and HR’s role optimizing it
  • Summarize each phase of the HR life cycle and explain how it impacts workforce results
  • Distinguish the different functions within HR and how they integrate across the HR lifecycle to drive results

Course Topics

Introduction to Federal Human Resources

  • Getting Started
  • Role of HR in Helping to Manage the Workforce
  • Phases of the HR Life Cycle
  • Federal Government and the Private Sector
  • Sources of Authority
  • Additional Resources

Position Classification and Management

  • Getting Started
  • Position Classification and Position Management
  • HR Life Cycle: Position Classification and Management
  • Position Classification
  • Legal Framework for Classification Systems
  • Position Misclassification
  • Position Management
  • Position Management Principles
  • Working Together

Staffing for Results

  • Getting Started
  • Staffing
  • HR Life Cycle: Staffing for Results
  • Legal Framework in Staffing
  • Recruitment
  • Federal Recruiting Process
  • Assessment
  • Selection
  • Additional Resources

Job Analysis and Competency Assessment

  • Getting Started
  • HR Life Cycle: Job Analysis and Competency Assessment
  • Job Analysis
  • Competency Assessment
  • Process Flow: Job Analysis and Competency Assessment
  • Additional Resources

Performance Management

  • Getting Started
  • HR Life Cycle: Performance Management
  • Setting the Stage for Performance Management
  • The Federal Performance Management Process
  • Strategic View of Performance Management: Performance Plans
  • Employee Performance Plans
  • Performance Measures
  • Performance Standards
  • Best Practices for Performance Management
  • Linking Performance to Compensation
  • Addressing Poor Performance
  • Dealing with Poor Performance

Employee Development

  • Getting Started
  • HR Life Cycle: Employee Development
  • Why Employee Development Is Important
  • Federal Development Programs
  • HR Responsibilities and Contributions
  • Career Planning: The Individual Development Plan (IDP)

Employee Relations

  • Getting Started
  • Employee Relations
  • HR Life Cycle: Employee Relations
  • Laws, Rules, and Regulations in Employee Relations
  • HR’s Responsibilities and Contributions
  • Performance-Based Actions
  • Employee Relations Tools for Managing Performance and Conduct
  • Unintended Employee Relations Consequences
  • Additional Resources

Labor Relations

  • Getting Started
  • HR Life Cycle: Labor Relations
  • Labor Relations Overview
  • Evolution of Labor Relations
  • Unions
  • The Collective Bargaining Process
  • The Grievance and Alternative Dispute Resolution Process
  • Alternative Dispute Resolutions
  • The Importance of a Strong Labor Relations Expert

HR Analytics

  • Getting Started
  • HR Life Cycle: HR Analytics
  • Metrics, Benchmarks, and Charts
  • Human Capital Framework (HCF)
  • Data Collection, Analysis, and Reporting Tools
  • Additional Resources


  • The New HR Placement Program
  • Scenario: Perry
  • Scenario: Manuel
  • Scenario: Rennie, Wanda, and Dustin
  • Scenario: Eunice
  • Scenario: Francis, Georgie, and Dustin
  • Scenario: Quarterly Meeting

Who should attend

This course is designed for professionals new to Federal HR, those considering a career change, as well as managers and leaders in Federal agencies who seek to gain breadth in their HR knowledge.

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