Successfully Seeking a Federal Job or Promotion

December 22, 2014 3:24 PM Comments

Agencies (and private sector employers too) are searching for the candidate that most closely matches the requirements for the jobs that they are filling. This means a generic résumé will not be as successful as one that is written specifically for a job announcement.

Locating Your Salary for 2015: Updated Pay Tables

December 20, 2014 1:21 PM Comments

How much will your annual salary be in 2015? The GS Pay Calculator has been updated to reflect the latest pay raise for each locality (including the “Rest of U.S.”) and for each GS grade and step in each area.

Looking for Moles in Federal Agencies

December 22, 2014 5:05 PM Comments

There are currently internal threat specialists serving within roughly 70 different agencies whose job is to look for federal employees leaking sensitive information.

New Locality Pay Areas? Not in 2015

December 20, 2014 12:06 PM Comments

Will new locality pay areas be established in 2015? Here is a quick summary of the situation from the perspective of the Federal Salary Council.

GOP Report: Top IRS Official Considered Admitting Targeting Before 2012 Election — But Didn’t

December 22, 2014 9:00 PM Comments

A top IRS official considered going public with the agency’s targeting of conservative groups at a hearing just months before the 2012 presidential election but ultimately decided against revealing the bombshell news, according to a new report from a GOP-led House committee.

Whose Career Is It Anyway?

December 22, 2014 4:29 AM Comments

The author says there is a mindset in government organizations that it’s the organization’s job to figure out your best next career move. But did you ever stop to wonder if your idea of success and your organization’s idea of success are the same thing?

Four-Star General Mark Milley To Decide Bowe Bergdahl’s Fate

December 22, 2014 4:37 PM Comments

The Army announced on Monday it is referring the case of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to a four-star general who will decide whether to charge him criminally for leaving his base in 2009 in Afghanistan.

What Do You Pay to Save?

Do you pay attention to the fees and expenses in your investment accounts? This video from the Thrift Savings Plan explains how expenses work inside of the TSP and the impact it has on your retirement plan.

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