Water Marks Help Federal Workers Learn About Flood Patterns

  on August 27, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
U.S. Geological Survey staff members from around the country were in south Louisiana finding, measuring and documenting the water marks for their own use and for information that will feed into a number of functions FEMA performs as well.

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33 People Charged with Crimes Against the Postal Service Including Mail Theft by Employees

By on August 27, 2016 in Agency News, Court Cases with 3 Comments
33 People Charged with Crimes Against the Postal Service Including Mail Theft by Employees

Crimes against the Postal Service seem rampant in one section of California. 33 people, including a number of Postal Service employees, have been charged with various crimes.

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VA Facility Where Veteran Killed Himself Has Long Been Flagged for Shortcomings

  on August 26, 2016 in Agency News with 2 Comments
The Department of Veterans Affairs medical center that was the site of a veteran suicide earlier this week has a history of failings and shortcomings.

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Yellen Suggests Rate Hike Is Coming But Offers No Timetable

  on August 26, 2016 in Current Events with 1 Comment
Yellen Suggests Rate Hike Is Coming But Offers No Timetable Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says the Fed is moving toward raising interest rates in light of a solid job market and an improved outlook for the U.S. economy and inflation. But she's stopping short of signaling any timetable for the next rate hike.

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Top 10 Highest-Paying Jobs in the World

  on August 26, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 1 Comment
Top 10 Highest-Paying Jobs in the World The top 10 highest paying jobs in the world have some familiar titles on the list, but there is one that may surprise you since it is a position held by federal employees.

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DOL Pays its Employees $7M to Settle Wage and Hour Claims

  on August 26, 2016 in Agency News with 2 Comments
DOL Pays its Employees $7M to Settle Wage and Hour Claims The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)—the agency responsible for enforcing federal wage and hour law—has agreed to pay $7 million to settle claims that it failed to properly pay its own District of Columbia-area employees.

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Remember Those Long TSA Lines? Poof! They’re Gone

  on August 25, 2016 in Current Events with 3 Comments
Remember Those Long TSA Lines? Poof! They’re Gone Remember those long airport security lines that became a big travel story earlier this year? They appear to have faded away.

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Lawmaker Pushes TSA to Lower PreCheck Prices for Veterans

  on August 25, 2016 in Agency News with 5 Comments
In a letter to TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger this week, Rep. Bill Pascrell urged the agency to either scrap or discount the expedited screening program’s $85 enrollment fee for veterans.

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FEGLI Open Season Starts in September – Are You Ready?

By on August 25, 2016 in Human Resources, Pay & Benefits with 4 Comments

The upcoming FEGLI open season runs for the month of September. OPM has provided these resources to help you make the most of it.

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‘Job Restructuring’ as a Reasonable Accommodation in Federal Employment

By on August 25, 2016 in Court Cases, Human Resources with 2 Comments

In the first of two articles on job restructuring as a reasonable accommodation, the author explores how managers ascertain what an employee’s essential functions of his or her job position are, how to restructure a job position to accommodate an employee, and explores some cases that shed light on how the EEOC and federal courts look at these issues.

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