Executive Order Issued Enforcing Regulatory Reform

By on February 24, 2017 in Current Events, Leadership with 0 Comments
Executive Order Issued Enforcing Regulatory Reform

The Trump administration is pushing to eliminate many federal regulations that inhibit job creation. A new executive order spells our procedures to meet this objective.

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A Billion Dollar Tweak For Saving Social Security

By on February 24, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
A Billion Dollar Tweak For Saving Social Security

The author proposes a change to Social Security that he says would enable the program to pay out more in benefits than it is currently projected to be able to do.

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Civil Service Reform Starts With Performance

By on February 23, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Civil Service Reform Starts With Performance

The author outlines 6 things that he says need to be done to improve the performance process.

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NASA Announces Discovery of New Solar System Possibly Capable of Supporting Life

By on February 23, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments

NASA has announced the discovery of a new solar system of planets that appear to be capable of supporting life as we know it here on Earth.

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Hired at 2 Agencies But Not Showing Up

By on February 23, 2017 in Agency News, Court Cases with 0 Comments
Hired at 2 Agencies But Not Showing Up

A contractor “working” for OPM and NSA billed both agencies but wasn’t showing up at either one. Someone noticed. He has been sentenced to community service and paying $70,000 back to the government.

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VA Secretary: Some Employees Are ‘Going To Be Fired’

on February 23, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin pledged Thursday to fire VA workers who need to be fired in order to ensure the troubled agency can deliver on its promise to veterans.

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The Four Motivations Behind Every Retirement Decision

By on February 22, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
The Four Motivations Behind Every Retirement Decision

The author says there are four motivations that drive our retirement decisions, and if too many of them go unaddressed, it can create a less secure financial future.

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Trump Administration to Revoke Federal Transgender Bathroom Guidance for Public Schools

By on February 22, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Trump Administration to Revoke Federal Transgender Bathroom Guidance for Public Schools

The Trump administration has revoked guidelines issued by federal agencies under the Obama administration which instructed public schools to allow transgender students to use their preferred restroom facilities.

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Legislation Would Provide Enhanced Retirement Benefits for Nearly 30k Law Enforcement Officers

By on February 22, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Legislation Would Provide Enhanced Retirement Benefits for Nearly 30k Law Enforcement Officers

Recently introduced legislation would provide enhanced retirement benefits for certain federal law enforcement officers.

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Which HHS Positions Are Exempt From the Hiring Freeze?

By on February 22, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments

A memo from the Department of Health and Human Services provides guidance on which occupations at the agency are exempt from the hiring freeze.

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