Archive for November, 2011

Federal Employees’ Pay Freeze Could Be Extended to Cover Payroll Tax Cut

Filed in News on November 30, 2011 Comments

The Senate is currently debating a possible payroll tax cut extension, and one plan being discussed includes an additional three year pay freeze on the federal workforce.

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Federal Government Relocation Assistance

Filed in News on November 30, 2011 Comments

Whether you are a new hire or an existing federal employee transferring to a new job, you may be able to receive relocation assistance and other benefits. Here are a few questions to help you determine whether you are eligible.

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Locker Room Behavior — Pants Dropping, Sex Banter — Merits Demotion

Filed in News on November 29, 2011 Comments

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently ruled the U.S. Postal Service was justified in demoting a supervisor to a non-managerial position after he consistently made inappropriate comments and, at one point, dropped his pants at work.

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Federal Employee Pay Freeze and Extra Time Off for Christmas

Filed in News on November 28, 2011 Comments

Will federal employees get extra time off (with pay) during the holiday season? With a multi-year pay freeze in effect, some agencies may use their authority to grant more time off.

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President Extends Labor Relations Council Until 2013

Filed in News on November 28, 2011 Comments

The President has extended the Labor Relations Council until 2013 via a recent executive order.

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Berry to Congress: Annuity Processing Backlog is Bad, Will Get Worse

Filed in News on November 26, 2011 Comments

Reports have been in the news about OPM’s poor performance regarding processing annuity payments for new retirees. What is the real cause of this problem?

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Finding an Individual Federal Employee’s Name and Salary

Filed in News on November 26, 2011 Comments

What is the best way to find a federal employee’s name and salary on FedsDataCenter.com? Here are tips and examples on how to search quickly and efficiently.

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Individual and System Performance – Pass or Fail?

Filed in News on November 22, 2011 Comments

In the absence of a method for assessing organizational performance, a pass-fail appraisal for civil servants, as opposed to a tiered system, may be the least destructive option.

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