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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Federal employees are receiving an across-the-board pay raise of 1% in 2015. How does this compare to pay raises in the last decade, and what impact will this have on GS employees’ annual salaries next year?
TSP officials believe that investors should leave their money in the TSP when leaving federal service. Why do they care?
President Obama has issued an executive order giving federal employees an extra paid holiday on Friday, December 26.
The self plus one option under the federal health insurance program will be available during the open season in 2015. It will likely benefit many in the program but some federal employees are likely to have higher premiums in 2016 as a result of the change.
GAO analyzed a recent OPM report on official time usage by federal employee unions. It found significant discrepancies in the data but OPM noted that providing more accurate data “is not a priority at this time.”