Archive for November, 2011

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

Filed in News on November 30, 2011 0 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 0 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 0 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 0 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 0 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 0 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 0 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 0 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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