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Feds’ Eligibility For Shopping at Military Exchanges to Increase

By on January 17, 2017 in Agency News, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Feds’ Eligibility For Shopping at Military Exchanges to Increase

Many federal employees who are veterans will become eligible for shopping through the military exchange system later this year.

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OPM Urges Agencies to Let Federal Employees Telework During Inauguration Week

By on January 17, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM Urges Agencies to Let Federal Employees Telework During Inauguration Week

OPM is encouraging agencies to let federal employees in the DC area telework this week to help alleviate traffic congestion related to Inauguration Day ceremonies.

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Trump Eyes 10% Spending Cuts, 20% Slash of Federal Workers

on January 17, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
President-elect Trump has asked his incoming team to pursue spending and staffing cuts, and insiders say they could go as high as 20%.

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Proving Retaliation is ‘In Reprisal For’ Blowing the Whistle

By on January 17, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Proving Retaliation is ‘In Reprisal For’ Blowing the Whistle

The author discusses the steps federal employees must take to prove retaliation by their agencies against them for blowing the whistle.

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Outgoing OPM Chief Hits Incoming GOP Policies

on January 17, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Outgoing OPM Chief Hits Incoming GOP Policies As she leaves office, outgoing OPM director Beth Cobert cautioned against a broad hiring freeze of the kind that Trump has proposed.

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Why is Inauguration Day Treated Differently Than Other Holidays?

By on January 16, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Q&A with 0 Comments
Why is Inauguration Day Treated Differently Than Other Holidays?

Can you explain why Inauguration Day is treated differently than other legal public holidays, for “in lieu of” purposes? Some of OPM’s guidance on the holiday is perplexing.

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Buyouts and Early Outs

By on January 15, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Buyouts and Early Outs

The author provides some general information about early outs and buyouts along with questions federal employees should ask themselves if they are considering taking one of these.

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TSA Chief Not Staying On For Trump’s Administration

on January 14, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger plans to leave his position on Inauguration Day.

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Former Official: VA Slow to Discipline Employees

on January 14, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
A former agency official says the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is slow to discipline employees for misconduct and too willing to settle disciplinary cases without firing the workers involved.

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U.S. to Pay Billions To Marines Affected By Contaminated Drinking Water

on January 14, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Veterans who were exposed to contaminated drinking water while assigned to Camp Lejeune in North Carolina may now be able to receive a portion of government disability benefits totaling more than $2 billion.

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