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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A volatile stock market and current events are making TSP investors nervous. Federal employees pulled more than $2 billion from their TSP stock funds in June. As is often the case, these attempts to time the market haven’t turned out so well.
The Commission on Care has issued a report on how to improve medical care for veterans. A federal employee union disagrees with the report. Here is why.
Comments in Donald Trump’s acceptance speech that would directly impact the federal workforce were few in number but give an indication of his priorities. Here is a quick summary.
A “Comprehensive Policy Agenda for a New Administration in 2017” proposes changes for the federal workforce that would save about $330 billion by 2026. The proposals envision cuts to federal pay and benefits in a number of ways from changes to retirement, the federal leave program, and removing federal workers. Here is a summary.
A major funding bill has passed the House for 2017. By not addressing a federal pay raise for most federal employees, the likelihood increases for implementing the largest federal pay raise since 2010, but the bill would also block bonuses for many in the Senior Executive Service.
Which agencies are in the top 10 of highest average salaries? Which are in the bottom 10? What about bonuses? It will surprise some that there are federal employees who received a bonus of more than $100,000 last year. Here is a summary.