How Improving Efficiency Improves Employee Retention

By David Stegon on June 5, 2019

In early May, the Labor Department announced that the national unemployment rate dropped to 3.6 percent – the lowest it has been since December of 1969. That number coincides with a 4.8 percent increase in the number of job advertisements, as employers look to fill more than 7 million open positions.

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Inside the Numbers: How Advocate Brings Efficiency to the Grievance Process

By Luis Vazquez on May 29, 2019

One of the most important aspects of managing federal grievance cases in timeliness. If an employee submits a compliant, they want to see it addressed quickly and efficiently without delay.  

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Fighting the Backlog of Reasonable Accommodation Requests

By Luis Vazquez on May 22, 2019

Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act outlines the need to provide reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities. The law requires that these accommodations ensure equal opportunity in the job application process; that a qualified person can perform the essential functions of a job; and that an employee with a disability enjoys equal benefits and privileges of employment.

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Inside the Numbers: How Accommodate Provides Lasting Value

By David Stegon on May 6, 2019

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 19.1% of the employment population in 2018 had a disability of some kind, a number that has slightly increased in recent years. With more than 2.1 million employees, the federal government likely has around 400,000 employees that may need special accommodations to do their job. 

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How Agencies Can Complete Form 462 Quickly and Accurately

By David Stegon on April 24, 2019

In September of 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission wrote a nearly 3,500-word report to federal agencies on how to improve Form 462 reporting. The report outlined where those responsible for filling out Form 462 needed to improve and how providing inaccurate information could “affect the integrity of the federal EEO program.”

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