Archive for November, 2012

The Federal Pay Labyrinth

By on November 30, 2012 in Current Events, Pay & Benefits with 13 Comments

The author says that the idea of locality pay works well on paper, but in practice it has become convoluted after its planners began worrying about congressional support and the locality areas were expanded in size.

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Three Clever Brainteasers to Get Your Meeting Off to a Productive Start

By on November 29, 2012 in Current Events, Leadership with 16 Comments

Here are a few great riddles to flex your team’s creative muscles, make your meetings more productive, and build stronger bonds among your staff.

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Berry Stresses Uniformity of Agency Telework Policies

By on November 28, 2012 in Current Events, Human Resources with 3 Comments

In a memo released this week to heads of executive departments and agencies, OPM director John Berry urged agencies to work towards having a more comprehensive telework policy that utilizes OPM’s recently updated inclement weather policy.

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Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

By on November 28, 2012 in Current Events, Human Resources with 13 Comments

The author says that while the Family Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act are separate laws, they complement each other under certain conditions. He advises managers to be aware of the nuances of each law to properly determine when to apply each law in personnel situations.

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Union President Blasts Corker's Fiscal Cliff Plan

By on November 28, 2012 in Current Events with 15 Comments

William R. Dougan, National President of the National Federation of Federal Employees had some harsh words for Senator Bob Corker’s fiscal cliff plan.

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Retirement Saving Tips from the Labor Department

By on November 28, 2012 in Retirement with 8 Comments

The Department of Labor has provided ten money saving tips to utilize when preparing for retirement.

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BP Suspended From New Government Contracts

By on November 28, 2012 in Current Events with 4 Comments

The EPA has announced that BP has temporarily been suspended from new contracts with the federal government.

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Federal Workers Alliance: No More Workforce Cuts

By on November 27, 2012 in Current Events, Pay & Benefits with 26 Comments

The Federal Workers Alliance recently sent a letter to House and Senate leaders asking that federal employees be excluded from further cuts as Congress embarks on its sequestration and fiscal cliff negotiations.

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