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The Postal Service wants to put all retirees under Medicare in order to save billions of dollars. When this is considered by Congress, look out for a similar change proposed for the remainder of the federal workforce.
When it comes to applying for a federal job, knowledge, skills and abilities are intended to measure the qualities that set you apart from other applicants. The author discusses some specifics about each aspect of KSAs.
The Health and Human Services Department told House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa that it won’t turn over documents related to the security of the Healthcare.gov website because it can’t trust him to keep secret information that could give hackers a roadmap to wreak havoc on the system.
The House overwhelmingly approved a comprehensive defense policy bill Thursday that aims to stem the epidemic of sexual assaults in the military, cover the cost of combat pay for the nation’s war-fighters, and fund new aircraft and ships.
Pension contributions paid by federal civilian workers hired after January 1, 2014 would increase by 1.3% under the new budget agreement according to reports. It would also allow OPM to create a self-plus-one option in the federal employee health program.
The U.S. government lobotomized roughly 2,000 mentally ill veterans – and likely hundreds more – during and after World War II, according to a cache of forgotten memos, letters and government reports unearthed by The Wall Street Journal.
In expressing his disappointment about the new budget agreement on Capitol Hill, Sen. Coburn cited a fairly interesting figure that he attributed to the General Accountability Office regarding duplicative government spending. How accurate are the figures?
The author says that he doesn’t see a problem with having federal employees pay more towards their pension plans as part of the budget agreement, but says that it should apply to all federal workers and not just new hires.
Federal Agency advocates, attorneys, HR advisors and adverse action decision makers should make a point of reading the MSPB’s new report titled Clean Record Settlement Agreements and the Law. The report identifies the pitfalls involved in making deals with employees in which the Agency agrees to expunge negative information from an employee’s record in return for a resignation.