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Two petitions have been started on the White House’s “We the People” website asking the president to give federal employees an extra paid day off at Christmas.
The Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act of 2015 was signed into law on November 5. The Office of Personnel Management has released guidance detailing which federal employees will receive benefits from this new legislation and how it works.
Legislation has been introduced in the House to allow Americans to use gun license permits as permissible identification for Transportation Security Administration (TSA) purposes.
Many of our users have been wondering if the new Self Plus One option will save them money over the family option next year. FedSmith.com has put together an analysis of FEHB premiums to quickly compare the costs between the two options for the various plans in the FEHB to help you determine if you will save money with this new option.
The House of Representatives passed legislation this week that would limit bonuses paid to Veterans Affairs employees in the Senior Executive Service to $2 million in FY 2016.
An online petition was recently started that asks the White House to give federal employees an extra paid day off at Thanksgiving.
The Office of Special Counsel has released a list of frequently asked questions about the Hatch Act and social media use for federal workers in light of the upcoming election year.