Archive for May, 2012

Phased Retirement?

The author says that the proposed phased retirement plan sounds good on the surface, but offers a few of his reservations about it.

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New Manager Sought for F Fund

By on May 31, 2012 in Current Events with 9 Comments

The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) announced Thursday that it has released a request for proposal for a fund manager for the Fixed Income Index Investment Fund (F Fund).

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MSPB Wants Big Changes: Agencies and Agency Representatives Beware!

By on May 30, 2012 in Current Events with 23 Comments

The MSPB is proposing to change its regulations in “radical” ways (their words). Among these are pushing a rule that requires an Agency to deliver the employees of another Agency as witnesses in a hearing. Agency Counsel and representatives should pay attention.

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Is a Foreign Country Building a Database of Federal Employees' Data?

By on May 30, 2012 in Current Events with 36 Comments

Recent reports are suggesting that the data breach of the TSP that left the personal information of approximately 123,000 federal employees exposed may go deeper than it would seem on the surface.

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How Satisfied Are You With Your Pay?

By on May 29, 2012 in Current Events, Pay & Benefits with 138 Comments

A recent Congressional Budget Office study showed that, generally speaking, federal employees were better compensated relative to their private sector counterparts. But what do federal employees themselves think about their pay, and how does their pay affect their job satisfaction?

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OPM Releases 2011 SES Survey Results

By on May 29, 2012 in Current Events with 4 Comments

The Office of Personnel Management recently released the results of the 2011 Senior Executive Survey. The survey is designed to gather information about the strengths and challenges within the SES from its members.

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OPM Begins Implementing Plan for Addressing Workplace Violence

By on May 28, 2012 in Current Events with 34 Comments

OPM has begun gathering agencies’ existing policies on workplace violence as part of implementing President Obama’s April 18 memorandum to prevent and combat violence in the federal workplace.

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Doings at FLRA: Practitioners Pay Attention

By on May 27, 2012 in Current Events with 0 Comments

The FLRA has announced a series of Town Meetings that practitioners should consider attending. On a sad note, a Federal labor relations giant passes.

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More Information on the TSP Participant Data Breach

By on May 25, 2012 in Current Events with 45 Comments

A number of our users asked how they can find out if their personal information was compromised in the computer data breach announced by the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board on Friday. Here are some answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the situation.

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Cyber Attack Puts TSP Participants' Personal Data at Risk

By on May 25, 2012 in Current Events with 72 Comments

The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) announced today that a computer containing personal information of roughly 123,000 TSP participants suffered a sophisticated cyber attack that resulted in the unauthorized access of personal information.

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