Four VA Employees Test Positive For Higher-Than-Average Lead Levels

  on August 23, 2016 in News with 0 Comments
Four employees who work in a Veterans Affairs records office in north St. Louis have tested positive for higher than average levels of lead in their blood, though officials stressed that the measurements still fall within the range that is normal for U.S. adults.

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Two More Senators Join the Growing Outrage Over FLTCIP Premiums

By on August 23, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 27 Comments
Two More Senators Join the Growing Outrage Over FLTCIP Premiums

Two more lawmakers are calling for action to address the sharp increase announced for federal employees who participate in the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program.

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Is Government Really That Unpopular? The Truth Is Complicated…

By on August 23, 2016 in News with 22 Comments
Is Government Really That Unpopular? The Truth Is Complicated…

A recent Gallup poll found that the US government is the least popular of any major industry in the US, however, the author says that it isn’t quite that simple and further analysis shows something much different.

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House Committee Subpoenas Three Tech Companies in Clinton Email Investigation

By on August 23, 2016 in News with 19 Comments
House Committee Subpoenas Three Tech Companies in Clinton Email Investigation

A House Committee has issued subpoenas to three technology companies whose products were used in conjunction with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server in search of additional information about the security standards used on the system.

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Resources to Help You Prepare for Benefits Open Season

By on August 23, 2016 in Human Resources, Pay & Benefits with 3 Comments
Resources to Help You Prepare for Benefits Open Season

The Office of Personnel Management has released some documents to help federal workers prepare for the upcoming benefits open season this fall.

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Judge: Fear During Oregon Standoff Not Necessarily Relevant In Conspiracy Case

  on August 23, 2016 in News with 0 Comments
Federal employees from the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and Burns residents can't simply testify about the "subjective fears'' they had during the occupation of the bird sanctuary without an admissible purpose for the evidence, the trial judge told prosecutors Monday.

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IRS Wants ‘Sharing Economy’ To Share Tax Receipts With The Feds

  on August 23, 2016 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The IRS launched a new "sharing economy resource center" that is meant to help Uber drivers, those who use online services to help rent out rooms for a few days at a time, and others keep track of their taxes.

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Judge Blocks Obama Administration School Transgender Bathroom Policy

  on August 22, 2016 in News with 0 Comments
A federal judge in Texas has issued a nationwide injunction barring federal government agencies from taking action against school districts that don't follow the Obama administration's guidance on transgender bathroom policies in schools.

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Interior Department Building Its Own Drone Air Force

  on August 22, 2016 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The Interior Department is on the road to creating its own unmanned drone air force to conduct the higher-risk work of the agency at lower cost.

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Life Insurance and the FEGLI Open Season

By on August 22, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 9 Comments
Life Insurance and the FEGLI Open Season

Should you take advantage of the upcoming FEGLI open season? The open season is an excellent reminder for everyone to re-evaluate their situation and make sure they are properly covered.

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