Archive for October, 2012

USDA Employees Working to Assist With Hurricane Relief

By on October 31, 2012 in Current Events with 0 Comments

The United States Department of Agriculture announced that it is working in conjunction with FEMA to offer assistance to those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

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Federal Offices Back to Normal Schedule Thursday

By on October 31, 2012 in Current Events with 0 Comments

OPM announced late Wednesday that federal offices in the DC area will be open under a normal operating status starting Thursday, November 1.

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What Do Your Colleagues Say About Your Writing?

By on October 31, 2012 in Current Events, Leadership with 3 Comments

If you regularly dash off sloppy, informal emails to colleagues in instances when serious messages are called for, your colleagues will notice and it can harm your reputation.

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DC Feds Back to Work Wednesday

By on October 30, 2012 in Current Events with 4 Comments

OPM has announced that federal offices in the Washington, DC area will be open on Wednesday, October 31 and employees have the option for unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework.

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TSP Among Closures from Hurricane Sandy

By on October 30, 2012 in Current Events with 0 Comments

The Thrift Savings Plan has ceased processing transactions in conjunction with the New York Stock Exchange being closed from Hurricane Sandy.

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Misconceptions About Sick Leave Credit

The author explains some common misconceptions about how sick leave is credited for retirement purposes.

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Obama vs. Romney: What Readers Think

By on October 28, 2012 in Current Events with 237 Comments

Now that the presidential debates are finished and the campaigns are in the final days before the election is held on November 6th, which presidential candidate is the one most preferred by our readers? Here are the results.

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DC Federal Offices Closed Again Tuesday

By on October 27, 2012 in Current Events with 24 Comments

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has announced that federal offices will be closed again on Tuesday, October30th, in the Washington DC area.

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Quick-Thinking Mail Carrier Saves House

By on October 26, 2012 in Current Events with 1 Comment

Gridley Rural Letter Carrier Meredith Bates saw flames pouring out of the windows of one of her customers’ homes and called 911. Had it not been for her actions, the fire would have done far more damage to the home.

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The Retirement 'Guessing Game'

By on October 25, 2012 in Current Events, Retirement with 2 Comments

A new survey reveals that for many Americans, planning for retirement has become a “guessing game,” with 75% of respondents reporting their retirement calculations as being based on a best guess.

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