How to Craft an Effective Resume for Federal Government Job Applications

September 16, 2013 8:29 PM Comments

The application process for government jobs is extremely competitive. Crafting an effective resume for a government position could be the difference between whether or not you earn the position.

Manager Selected for I Fund

September 16, 2013 5:02 PM Comments

The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) announced today that it has selected Blackrock Institutional Trust Company, N.A. as the investment manager for its International Stock Index Investment Fund (I Fund).

FedSmith.com Users Still Gloomy About OPM’s Retirement Processing

September 15, 2013 10:07 PM Comments

Results of our recent survey indicate some improvement in the sentiment among our recently retired users about how OPM is handling their applications, but the frustration is still palpable.

Coburn Tells Federal Employees to Turn Off the Lights

September 12, 2013 12:44 PM Comments

Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) has introduced an amendment designed to reduce energy costs by requiring federal workers to turn the lights out in their offices when they leave at the end of the day.

MSPB Updates DoD Furlough Information September 10, 2013

September 12, 2013 12:30 PM Comments

The Merit Systems Protection Board has issued its latest guidance on DOD Furloughs dated September 10, 2013.

Personal Email Accounts and Official Agency Business

September 11, 2013 2:44 PM Comments

One of our recent surveys asked our readers about the use of personal emails to conduct official agency business. The majority of those responding said that they do not use a personal email address for this purpose.

Legislation Introduced to Stop Lawmakers’ Exemption from Obamacare

September 10, 2013 7:15 PM Comments

Legislation has been introduced in Congress to reverse the decision made by the Office of Personnel Management to exempt members of Congress from the Obamacare exchanges.

Federal Employee Groups Concerned About Health Care and Workers Comp Provisions

September 10, 2013 9:09 AM Comments

NTEU, NARFE, and AFGE are asking Congress to reject provisions in pending legislation that they say would undercut the federal employee health care and workers’ compensation programs.

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