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Comparing Salaries for Men and Women in Government

OPM has issued a report on gender pay equality in the government based on a requirement imposed on the agency by the president. Here is a summary of the report. The result: More women are in professional positions than there used to be and the gender pay gap has gone down significantly.

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Political Passion Can Destroy a Federal Career

An investigation by the Office of Special Counsel has found evidence of political campaigning for President Obama by IRS employees at a time when the agency did not need more publicity regarding campaigning and actions on behalf of one political party over another.

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Obesity and the Federal Employee

OPM has informed FEHB insurance carriers that classifying obesity as a lifestyle condition or considering obesity treatment as cosmetic is not permitted under the federal health insurance program.

About Ralph Smith

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Ralph left federal service to establish the company that became FPMI Communications, Inc. He served for several years as President/CEO of FPMI until shortly after he sold the company to a public corporation. He currently serves as CEO of FedSmith Inc.

For more than two decades, Ralph has written or co-authored numerous books, articles and editorials on issues pertaining to the Federal Government, consulted with numerous federal agencies, organized and addressed a wide variety of federal sector management conferences, and conducted training seminars and addressed conferences for thousands of public managers and employees. He has written extensively on a full range of human resources topics and was a co-founder and publisher of several newsletters on federal human resources.

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