Ralph Smith has several decades of experience working with federal human resources issues. He has written extensively on a full range of human resources topics in books and newsletter and a co-founder of two companies and several newsletters concerning federal human resources.
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Congress has passed a measure to fund the government through December 11 and to prevent a government shutdown.
HUD argued that a senior official was entitled to seek support for the pending agency appropriations bill. The GAO disagreed concluding that an agency appeal to the public to contact members of Congress in support of legislation violates an anti-lobbying prohibition.
What are the average salaries for some federal jobs and how do they compare to the highest paid ones? While in the same category, the differences may surprise some. If you fall into one of these categories, see how you compare to the average and the highest paid individuals.
President Obama has sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner and Vice President Joe Biden for a 1 percent across-the-board pay increase for the federal workforce. Here is a copy of the letter describing the pay adjustments to take place in January 2015.
OPM has proposed to expand FEHB coverage to temporary employees with a full government contribution. The proposal does not address how the agency is able to ignore existing legislation in the new proposal and this issue is being questioned by the ranking member of a Senate committee.
According to the GAO, the Department of Defense violated the law when it transferred five Taliban prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to the nation of Qatar for the return of an American Army sergeant.