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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The Office of Special Counsel recently issued new Hatch Act guidelines for federal employees pertaining to social media. If you are unfamiliar with the Hatch Act, it would be worth your time to become acquainted with this law. This article provides a brief overview of the new guidelines and a brief summary of why the Hatch Act was passed.
Human resources expert and long-time federal employee Tim Dirks has been named as the interim president of the Senior Executives Association.
The Federal Salary Council has concluded, as it has in past years, that federal employees are generally underpaid by about 35%.
Will the allocations to the lifecycle funds be changing? A new recommendation for the Thrift Savings Plan would change the current investment structure of these funds. Here are the recommendations provided in a recent report.
What is the chained CPI and how would it impact the federal workforce if a new legislative proposal were adopted?
An article describes the federal government as “an elite island of secure and high-paid employment, separated from the ocean of average Americans competing in the economy.”