House to TSA: Stop Confiscating Breast Milk

  on September 27, 2016 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The House passed a bill Tuesday to codify existing Transportation Security Administration rules allowing breast milk, bottles and other nursing-related items through airport security and onto planes, after reports that TSA isn't following its own guidance.

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How to Fix OPM’s Backlog Problem

By on September 27, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
How to Fix OPM’s Backlog Problem

What lies at the core of OPM’s retirement backlog? The author explains the most glaring problem he sees with the situation and what can be done to solve it.

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Funding Bill Rejected as Shutdown Nears

  on September 27, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Senate Democrats on Tuesday blocked a short-term funding bill for the government over the water crisis in Flint, Mich., moving Congress one step closer to a shutdown in the midst of a presidential election.

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Legislation Would Expand Whistleblower Protections for DOE Employees

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Legislation Would Expand Whistleblower Protections for DOE Employees

Legislation has been introduced in the Senate to expand protection for whistleblowers at the Department of Energy.

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Why it Matters: Social Security

  on September 27, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Social Security's financial problems might seem far off, but the longer Congress waits to act, the harder it will be to save Social Security without dramatic tax increases, big benefit cuts or some combination.

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Recap of First Debate

  on September 27, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Before an anticipated television audience of up to 100 million, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump traded insults and sparred over temperament, stamina and judgement Monday.

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Cuban Man Pretended To Be Federal Worker, Solicited Money For Immigration Papers

  on September 27, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Agents with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office of Professional Responsibility arrested a Cuban man after a sting operation in McAllen. The man told an informant he worked for the federal government and -- in exchange for a bribe -- could secure lawful permanent resident status for the informant.

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The First Debate and the Upcoming Presidential Election: Who Will Receive Your Vote?

By on September 26, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
The First Debate and the Upcoming Presidential Election: Who Will Receive Your Vote?

Who will receive your vote in the upcoming presidential election? Did the first debate influence your vote? Share your feedback in this short survey.

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Official: One-Third of Calls To Va Suicide Hotline Roll Over

  on September 26, 2016 in Agency News with 0 Comments
More than one-third of calls to a suicide hotline for troubled veterans are not being answered by front-line staffers because of poor work habits and other problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to the hotline’s former director.

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OPM Releases Back Pay Calculator

By on September 26, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
OPM Releases Back Pay Calculator

OPM has released a back pay calculator to help federal agencies calculate back pay awards and interest payments owed to federal employees who have faced unwarranted personnel actions against them.

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