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A retired federal employee killed his wife. Should the sons of the former federal employee receive the lump-sum payment from his annuity or should the son of the retired federal employee’s wife receive the money? The MSPB decides.
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.
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.
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.