Resources for Union Representatives
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Is the EEO System Broken? (Under Development)
While management and some members of the public may think that the EEO system favors employees, nothing could be farther from the truth. Employees and their representatives are beginning to think that the system was designed to wear them down at the executive agency level so that they'll give up on their quests for fairness and integrity or use up their scant resources so that don't get to pleading their causes before the judiciary. Coming soon in the Resources section will be a short article summarizing what employee representatives have observed as the inherent and fatal problems in the EEO system.
Getting Federal Employment Case Information When the Law Doesn't Provide Discovery
Federal employment law may not address discovery, but union representatives need access to information relevant to their clients' cases. Agencies are adept at finding excuses not to provide information, so it’s not easy to get, but it is do-able.
The Resources section, available to registered users who are union representatives, will soon provide a brief, handy reference giving legal principle, arguments, and citations to support federal employment law requests for information.
Experiencing energy at work: A qualitative study of how individuals experience energy in their work
2010 AHRD International Research Conference in the Americas
Workplaces can drain workers’ energy and result in decreased productivity and other negative effects for workers. Recent sociological and organizational behavior scholars have provided a theoretical framework to study human energy (e.g., Collins, 1990, 2004; Quinn & Dutton, 2005; Shirom, 2004, 2007).
Energy is defined for this study as the force or power of human movement, action, change, or being. Human energy is controlled, triggered, and focused by both conscious and unconscious physical and mental activity and is manifested in behaviors during workplace interactions. To paraphrase classical physics, it is the source of human work.
The aspects of the phenomenon of energy identified by Lerdal as needing elaboration, as well as other possible aspects of energy as experienced by individuals in the workplace, have not been systematically identified and studied. Further study can add to our understanding of what energizes, de-energizes, and focuses the energy of employees in the workplace and whether our routines of interaction may be interfering with productive energy. The current study seeks to contribute to solving this problem by discovering the nature of human energy in the workplace, the factors that affect it, and more insights into its dimensions and processes