Guide to Federal Overseas Jobs

September 29, 2014 5:49 PM Comments

If you have a penchant for travel and a sense of adventure, but you still need to earn a living, working for the federal government overseas might be the perfect fit.

What I Gave Up to Save $1 Million

September 30, 2014 12:14 PM Comments

Retirement is expensive, and most working Americans have no plan for retirement, let alone any savings to amount to to be used in their Golden years. This article profiles some individuals who made sacrifices along the way in order to have the kind of retirement they wanted. One of the individuals is a federal employee who works as a budget analyst who has accumulated over $1 million in his TSP account.

How Federal Work Is Less Deadly Than Private-Sector Work, In One Chart

September 30, 2014 8:24 AM Comments

Government jobs can be dangerous, depending on the occupation, but federal employees suffer fewer fatal work injuries than private-sector employees, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Reckless Federal Shopping Spree Could Squander $50 Billion

September 30, 2014 1:20 PM Comments

Today marks the end of the federal government’s fiscal year. It’s also the biggest one-day shopping spree of the year– the day when federal agencies rush to spend the last of their money before October 1, before anything left over is returned to the Treasury.

New Rules Mean More Protection For Pregnant Workers

September 28, 2014 2:24 PM Comments

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is linking the temporary condition of pregnancy to a legal principle usually associated with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which rewrote the rules of access in both the workplace and society as they relate to accommodating people with disabilities. The author discusses how this change could impact federal workers in their workplaces.

Report: IRS Letting Delinquent Taxpayers Off The Hook Too Easily

September 30, 2014 9:17 AM Comments

The Internal Revenue Service did incomplete work on nearly 60 percent of the tax-delinquency cases that it closed without collecting payments in 2012, potentially costing the government billions of dollars in missed revenue, according to federal auditors.

Lawmakers Demanding Answers From Secret Service

September 30, 2014 8:26 AM Comments

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson will face questions about how an armed intruder jumped the White House fence and made it as far as the East Room when she testifies before a House committee on Tuesday.

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EEOC Issues New 'Digest of EEO Law'

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has published the latest edition of its federal sector Digest of Equal Employment Opportunity Law.

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