Cops Arrest Teen For Hack And Leak of DHS, FBI Data

February 12, 2016 7:09 PM Comments

A 16-year-old boy living in England has been arrested in connection with the recent hack of FBI and DHS data, as well as the personal email accounts of CIA director John Brennan and homeland security chief Jeh Johnson.

Who Gets the Retirement Money?

February 12, 2016 3:36 PM Comments

The author stresses the importance of completing the beneficiary forms on your retirement accounts.

What Happens to Your Benefits If You Die While Still Working? Response to Readers Questions

February 11, 2016 5:27 PM Comments

Federal retirement expert John Grobe recently wrote an article describing what federal employees can expect to happen to their federal benefits should they pass away while still working. Many of our users had more questions on the subject, so he has written this follow up article providing answers to some of the questions he received.

Gilmore Drops Out of Presidential Race

February 12, 2016 7:08 PM Comments

Former Virginia governor Jim Gilmore is ending his long-shot bid for the Republican presidential nomination.

Should the Selective Service be Abolished?

February 11, 2016 2:32 PM Comments
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Is it time to abolish the Selective Service System? A group of lawmakers in the House think so and have introduced legislation that would do just that.

Tighter Limits On Appeal Rights of VA Execs Being Considered

February 12, 2016 1:34 PM Comments

Senior executives at the Veterans Affairs Department would be even further restricted in their rights to challenge disciplinary actions against them under a plan being discussed between the department and congressional committees overseeing the VA.

What’s Open and Closed on President’s Day?

February 12, 2016 8:06 AM Comments

Here’s what you can expect to find open — or closed — on Presidents’ Day, a holiday that was initially established to honor President George Washington’s birthday.

House Republicans Move Ahead With Plan To Shift 38,000 FAA Workers

February 12, 2016 8:11 AM Comments

House Republicans moved ahead with their plan to spin 38,000 federal workers into a private nonprofit corporation, beating back an effort by Democrats that would have preserved the Federal Aviation Administration.

How is Your Annual Federal Pay Raise Determined and What is it Likely to Be Next Year?

February 10, 2016 3:53 PM Comments
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The Obama administration has recommended a 1.6% pay raise for federal workers in 2017. Does that mean this is a done deal and federal employees now know what their pay raise will be next year? Hardly. Here is a detailed look at how the political process surrounding how the federal workforce is paid is likely to play out in the coming months.

Bonus Bill For Feds Gains Momentum in Senate

February 12, 2016 10:14 AM Comments

Bipartisan legislation that would allow agencies to give bonuses of up to $10,000 to federal employees who save the government money is gaining momentum.

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