Archive for July, 2012

House Votes to Fire Tax Delinquent Federal Workers

By on July 31, 2012 in Current Events with 356 Comments

The House voted Tuesday to approve the Federal Employee Tax Accountability Act, legislation which takes aim at the nearly 100,000 federal workers who collectively owed about $1 billion in back taxes in FY 2009.

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Government Avoids Pre-Election Day Shutdown

By on July 31, 2012 in Current Events with 29 Comments

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has announced that an agreement has been reached to ensure there won’t be a shutdown before the November elections.

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Aligning Agencies’ Customer Service with the Private Sector

By on July 31, 2012 in Current Events with 18 Comments

Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) have introduced legislation to establish, monitor and improve customer service delivery across federal agencies.

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No Constitutional Tort Suit Against Former DoD Secretary Rumsfeld

A U.S. citizen claiming to have been victimized by extraordinary detention and interrogation in Iraq will not be able to sue the former Defense Secretary personally for violation of his constitutional rights according to this recent appeals court decision.

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USPS Will Not Make Upcoming Mandated Retiree Health Benefits Payments

By on July 30, 2012 in Current Events with 20 Comments

The US Postal Service said in a statement released today that it will not make mandated upcoming prefunded payments to the Treasury, but that the action will not affect its day-to-day operations.

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GAO: DoD Needs to Remember the Human Aspect of Workforce Cuts

By on July 30, 2012 in Current Events with 8 Comments

A recent GAO report highlights challenges the Department of Defense will face in any attempts to downsize its civilian workforce and urges agency decision makers to maintain the right number of civilian employees with the right skills.

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The First Commandment of Performance Appraisal

By on July 28, 2012 in Current Events with 32 Comments

The author discusses performance standards and what he believes is a fundamental law of performance evaluations and the most common reason appraisals have failed in the past.

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OPM Increases Hiring of Workers with Disabilities

By on July 26, 2012 in Current Events with 15 Comments

The Office of Personnel Management announced in a recent report that hiring of federal workers with disabilities by the government is at a 20 year high.

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Federal Employee Pay Likely to be Campaign Issue

By on July 26, 2012 in Current Events, Pay & Benefits with 142 Comments

The political battle over federal pay and benefits continues to rage and may become an issue in the 2012 presidential election.

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Average Federal Salary by Agency Size

How does your salary compare to your colleagues in large and small agencies? Which agency (that most people have never heard of) has an average of more than $165,000?

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