June 12 - 16, 2017
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily
Bldg. 1100 Conference Center Room 107
NASA / John C. Stennis Space Center
Cost: $1000 per person Registration Deadline: June 1, 2017 Limit: 25 Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Federal Supervisory Skills course is designed to help supervisors and managers acquire the skills they need to make effective Human Resource Management (HRM) decisions and support the Human Capital Assessment and Accountability Framework (HCAAF). The course provides the knowledge and skills-base needed to establish a solid foundation for making HRM decisions and supports federal managers and supervisors in meeting critical HRM competencies. The design includes a wide variety of instructional techniques designed to maximize adult learning, including mini lectures, group discussions and activities, role-playing, simulations, case studies, and individual and team action planning.
Module 1: The Merit System
The Merit System module allows participants to explore the regulatory framework of the Merit System, the Merit System principles, prohibited personnel practices, and the Hatch Act.
Module 2: Ethics
The Ethics module teaches participants to comply with ethical principles involving such topics as gifts, travel, promotional items, misuse of position, post-employment activities, supplementation of salary, and financial interests and disclosures.
Module 3: EEO Responsibilities and Managing Diversity
The EEO Responsibilities and Managing Diversity module familiarizes participants with their responsibilities for fair and ethical treatment of personnel in the workplace. The participants will explore illegal discrimination, sexual harassment, individuals with disabilities, affirmative programs, diversity management, EEO complaints, and alternative dispute resolution.
Module 4: Position Management and Classification
The Position Management and Classification module explores methods for applying knowledge of proper position management and classification to ensure the efficient and effective use of the federal workforce and to ensure equal pay for equal work.
Module 5: Pre-Recruitment
The Pre-Recruitment module helps participants build the skills necessary to prepare and initiate a recruitment action to recruit qualified personnel. Participants will explore the importance of using succession planning in the recruitment process, recruitment sources, hiring flexibilities, and key factors that affect the recruitment process.
Module 6: Recruiting
The Recruiting module allows participants build a foundation that is necessary for recruiting a highly qualified, diverse workforce. Participants will explore the differences between competitive and non-competitive actions, job analysis, crediting plans, special recruitment incentives, and uniform guidelines for recruiting.
Module 7: Making Selections
The Making Selections module helps participants with the skills needed to interview and recommend the best candidates for selection and advancement. Participants will explore Merit Promotion and OPM/DEU certificates, the supervisor’s responsibilities in the interview process, legal and illegal interview questions, candidate selection, and reference checks.
Module 8: Performance Management and Awards
The Performance Management and Awards module familiarizes participants with performance management. Participants will explore their responsibilities pertaining to performance management, performance plans, performance monitoring, and employee development; and methods for rating and rewarding performance.
Module 9: Conduct and Performance-Based Actions
The Conduct and Performance-Based Actions module teaches participants the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively respond to performance or conduct-based actions. Participants will explore the difference between conduct and performance, probationary periods, methods for correcting deficient performance, the performance-based action process, the performance improvement plan, methods for handling misconduct, disciplinary actions, documentation, and the Douglas Factors.
Module 10: Leave and Attendance
The Leave and Attendance module familiarizes participants with the key components of managing leave and attendance, including discussion on various leave types and entitlements, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), family-friendly leave benefits, the leave transfer program, and alternative work schedules.
Module 11: Labor Relations
The Labor Relations module assists participants with building the skills needed to maintain good labor-management relations. Participants will learn to recognize and consider the rights of the labor union in all management activities, understand the supervisor’s role in the labor-management process, and understand the requirements for notifying the union before making changes that require collective bargaining.
Module 12: Handling Grievances and Complaints
The Handling Grievances and Complaints module allows participants to recognize and communicate the rights of employees to grieve. The participants will explore the procedures for hearing and responding to grievances and complaints and the benefits and application of alternative dispute resolution.
Module 13: Managing Safety and Health
The Managing Safety and Health module familiarizes participants with methods for maintaining a safe and healthy working environment and promoting agency and government-wide programs in this area.
Trainer: APPRIO, Inc. (formerly FPMI)
In 2016 Apprio, Inc. acquired the assets of FPMI Solutions (to include the Federal Management Institute), a leader in the fields of Human Capital and Learning Solutions for the Federal Government. Our acquisition of FPMI expands and solidifies existing Apprio capabilities in human capital and training, and allows us to offer new capabilities through an established and recognized platform to our client base. FPMI and the Federal Management Institute (FMI) provide seamless training and professional development capabilities across Apprio's Health, Civilian, Defense and Homeland Security business lines.
For over 30 years, FPMI and the Federal Management Institute have designed, developed, and delivered successful professional development programs to Federal agencies. Programs have included training in the areas of Human Resources, Labor and Employee Relations, EEO and Compliance, Management and Leadership, and Federal Retirement and Benefit Plans. In just the past ten years, we have successfully provided training solutions to over 130 different federal agencies, completed over 3000 training class deliveries and trained over 100,000 federal employees.
This training is coordinated by the Center of Higher Learning. To register or for more information, please contact Kim Miller at 228-688-3170 or via email at Kim.Miller@usm.edu. CHL accepts checks, credit cards, training forms, and purchase orders as payment. All payments must be received by June 1, 2017. This class is limited to 25 participants.