Government Shutdown Averted as Senate Dems Relent

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Government Shutdown Averted as Senate Dems Relent

An attempt by some Senate Democrats to block a continuing resolution will apparently not lead to a government shutdown.

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All ‘Original Seven’ American Astronauts Now Dead

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John Glenn's passing on Thursday means that the first seven American astronauts chosen to lead the fledging US space program in 1959 are now dead, ending a groundbreaking chapter in American history.

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Trump Names Pick for DOI

  on December 9, 2016 in Agency News with 0 Comments
President-elect Donald Trump is expected to nominate Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington as his secretary of Interior.

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AFGE Remains Hopeful Despite Past Opposition to Trump

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AFGE Remains Hopeful Despite Past Opposition to Trump Despite having campaigned aggressively for Trump’s opponent, Hillary Clinton, AFGE's president said the union has been able to find some common ground with president-elect Donald Trump.

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President Issues 2.1% Pay Raise Plan for Federal Employees

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President Issues 2.1% Pay Raise Plan for Federal Employees

President Obama has issued a surprising last minute pay raise plan for federal employees effective in January 2017.

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What John Kelly Could Really Do at DHS

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Donald Trump has nominated retired Gen. John Kelly to lead the Department of Homeland Security. Once in office, what can he actually do?

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Inside TSA, the Agency We Love To Hate

  on December 8, 2016 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The author offers an inside look at the inner workings of the TSA, an agency that is notorious for getting negative publicity.

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National DEAF-icit: Debt, Taxes, and Your Retirement

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National DEAF-icit: Debt, Taxes, and Your Retirement

The author says that taxes are likely to be higher in the future when current federal employees are at or nearing retirement. He outlines some options available to federal workers to help offset future tax burdens.

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2017 TSP Contribution Limits

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The TSP has provided details about the annual contribution limits for plan participants in 2017 as defined by the IRS.

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What’s Next for Federal Unions?

By on December 8, 2016 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
What’s Next for Federal Unions?

The author says that unions have become a more partisan topic in government and that there are likely to be changes under the incoming presidential administration that will impact labor relations.

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