Politics and Locality Pay

October 20, 2014 3:45 PM Comments

No action has been taken on a recommendation to approve new locality pay areas in 2015.

2015 COLA for Social Security, Federal Retirees to be Announced This Week

October 19, 2014 10:24 AM Comments

What will the COLA be in 2015? Here is a quick summary. The percentage will be less than the increase of the average FEHB increase next year.

Report: Federal Workers Received $775M In Paid Leave Over Three Years

October 20, 2014 3:29 PM Comments

The federal government spent more than $775 million over three years on salaries for workers put on administrative leave.

It’s Easy to Steal Things at GSA HQ

October 20, 2014 8:12 PM Comments

The open floor plans and flowing work spaces popularized by the General Services Administration may have a downside – it’s easy to steal people’s stuff, according to a new report.

OPM Final Rule Will Give Temp Employees Health Benefits

October 20, 2014 8:09 PM Comments

Some temporary and seasonal federal workers will be eligible for health insurance starting in January, says an Oct. 17 Office of Personnel Management final rule.

The Biggest Backlog in the Federal Government

October 19, 2014 7:33 AM Comments

In an obscure corner of the federal bureaucracy, there is an office that is 990,399 cases behind.

Department of Energy Contractors Refuse To Turn Over Documents In Firing of Nuclear-Waste Whistleblower

October 20, 2014 3:26 PM Comments

Two federal contractors developing a treatment plant for radioactive waste have refused to hand over records related to the firing of a whistleblower who raised safety concerns, according to a government watchdog agency.

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