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The House recently passed legislation that would limit the rule making authority of federal agencies.
OPM made an almost 6% reduction in its backlog of outstanding retirement claims to close out 2016.
The House has voted to pass a bill that would make reprimands remain permanently on a VA employee’s record.
The EEOC is finalizing a rule that will require federal agencies to enact hiring policies that favor individuals with disabilities.
Do you have health insurance through the FEHB? OPM has released a fact sheet for federal employees with details on how to show compliance to the IRS under the Affordable Care Act.
The Deputy Secretary of the VA is unhappy about a law recently passed that limits awards and incentives for VA employees. However, the Chairman of the House VA Committee made it clear he won’t budge on repealing the bonus restrictions.
The city council in Washington, DC has voted to give employees there 8 weeks of paid family leave. What will this mean for federal employees who work in the District?