Trump Nominates Ben Carson as HUD Secretary

  on December 5, 2016 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Dr. Ben Carson will be nominated as the next secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development according to an announcement by the incoming Trump administration.

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Are you Eligible for the New Disabled Veteran Leave Program?

By on December 4, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

The Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act of 2015 recently took effect for certain newly hired federal employees. OPM has provided a fact sheet about who is eligible for this leave program and how to use it.

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VA Dentist Resigns After Hundreds of Veterans Possibly Infected

  on December 4, 2016 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Officials at the troubled Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Wisconsin said Friday that the dentist responsible for possibly infecting nearly 600 veterans has resigned.

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A Week Off for Some Federal Employees Using 3 Days of Annual Leave

By on December 4, 2016 in Human Resources, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
A Week Off for Some Federal Employees Using 3 Days of Annual Leave

Some federal employees can take off for a week in January by using three days of annual leave. Here is how and why.

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Senators Ask Obama to Freeze Federal Hiring Until Trump Takes Office

By on December 2, 2016 in Current Events, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Senators Ask Obama to Freeze Federal Hiring Until Trump Takes Office

Two Senators have asked President Obama to freeze federal hiring during the transition between presidential administrations to combat the practice of “burrowing in” by political appointees.

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How to Help Your Employees Repay Their Student Loans

By on December 2, 2016 in Leadership with 0 Comments
How to Help Your Employees Repay Their Student Loans

Nearly 14 percent of the American population carries over $1.4 trillion in student loan debt, which rises rapidly every second. Here is some information for programs available to federal employees to help with repaying student loan debts.

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How to Boost Your Social Security Check by 85 Percent

  on December 2, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
While you can draw Social Security as early as age 62, there are incentives to waiting. Here is some guidance based on some recent studies.

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Border Patrol Chief: Agents Have Become ‘Professional Care Givers’ for Illegal Immigrants

  on December 2, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Border Patrol agents have been reduced to “professional child care providers” for illegal immigrants, warming burritos and babysitting the families and unaccompanied children who are surging across the border at an increasing rate, the agents’ frustrated chief told Congress on Wednesday.

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OPM Lays Out Pay Scale, Incentives For Federal Cyber Pros

  on December 2, 2016 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The Office of Personnel Management has issued new guidance on pay flexibilities for agencies to attract cyber professionals.

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Veterans Could Have Been Infected with Hepatitis, HIV

  on December 1, 2016 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Nearly 600 veterans who received care at the Tomah VA may have been infected with several types of disease due to violations in infection control procedures.

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