Does Social Security Impact the Federal Deficit?

September 21, 2014 1:20 PM Comments

Over the past two weeks, the discussion about Social Security and its impact (or lack thereof) on the federal deficit degenerated into a full blown ‘does so’ – ‘does not’ school yard shouting match. The author analyzes the validity of the claims each side is making.

Obama Signs Temporary Funding Bill

September 19, 2014 9:00 PM Comments

President Obama signed the bill into law on Friday that was passed by Congress this week to keep the government funded through mid December and avert any potential shutdown.

Women Allege Harassment and Abuse on Forest Service Firefighting Crews

September 20, 2014 6:20 PM Comments

Current and former female firefighters of the United States Forest Service have filed a complaint with the Department of Agriculture alleging that they suffered job discrimination, harassment and sexual abuse at the hands of male co-workers and that top agency officials failed to stop it.

How Secure is the White House?

September 21, 2014 3:43 PM Comments

Lawmakers are demanding an investigation of the security at the White House after two recent security breaches.

Family of CIA Contractor Killed In Benghazi May Sue The U.S. Government

September 20, 2014 6:21 PM Comments

The family of Glen Doherty has filed a claim seeking more than $2 million from the U.S. government.

In Wake of Intruder, Secret Service Will Increase White House Security

September 21, 2014 9:17 AM Comments

The Secret Service is beefing up surveillance and protection of the White House grounds after a man managed to jumped the North Lawn fence and sprint inside the mansion.

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Congress Authorizes COLA for Disabled Veterans

Congress has passed legislation that would provide a cost of living adjustment for disabled veterans receiving disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs and other compensation for survivors of veterans who have died as a result of their service to the country.

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Jumpstart Your LR Forum

This webinar from OPM discusses a new executive order which encourages agencies to establish agency level LR forums to help identify problems and solutions to better serve the agency missions. This webinar provides an overview of the new executive order and resources available to help federal employees it impacts.

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