Union Challenges Recent Recommendations on Care for Veterans

July 22, 2016 11:44 AM Comments

The Commission on Care has issued a report on how to improve medical care for veterans. A federal employee union disagrees with the report. Here is why.

Clinton Names Virginia Senator Kaine As Running Mate

July 22, 2016 8:42 PM Comments

Hillary Clinton on Friday announced Virginia Sen. Timothy Kaine as her running mate, going with an experienced politician seen as a strong centrist who could attract independents and possibly disenchanted Republicans – and most certainly the safe pick.

Priorities in Trump’s Acceptance Speech and the Federal Workforce

July 22, 2016 8:36 AM Comments
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Comments in Donald Trump’s acceptance speech that would directly impact the federal workforce were few in number but give an indication of his priorities. Here is a quick summary.

6 College Discounts for Federal Employees in 2016

July 21, 2016 3:28 PM Comments
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If you are a federal employee and are planning to take college courses, be sure to take advantage of the discounts that are available to you. Here is a list of colleges and the discounts they offer to federal workers.

TSA Works To Speed Travelers’ Bags On Their Way – Safely

July 22, 2016 7:18 PM Comments

Transportation Security Administration employees work behind the scenes to make sure that travelers’ bags get to where they need to go.

Is the U.S. the Highest Taxed Nation in the World?

July 22, 2016 10:40 AM Comments

As he accepted the Republican nomination for president, Donald Trump stated that “America is one of the highest-taxed countries in the world,” while promoting his tax cut proposal, but is that true?

A Review of Unconscious Bias

July 22, 2016 3:11 AM Comments

The author says that there are two types of bias: conscious and unconscious. She explains what the latter is and how it can have a negative impact in the workplace.

Yellowstone Tourists Were Not The Only Ones To Try An Ill-Fated Bison Rescue; A Park Service Manager Did Too

July 22, 2016 8:17 AM Comments

The baby bison that had to be put to death at Yellowstone National Park in May after tourists loaded it in the trunk of their car was not the first one to die after human interference tore apart its family. A similarly misguided rescue effort at Badlands National Park resulted in the death of a bison calf — only this time, it was a wildlife expert who was at fault.

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