FedSmith.com Users Glum on Pay Raise Prospects

August 26, 2013 5:29 PM Comments

According to the results of our latest survey, a vast majority of FedSmith.com users believe that the pay freeze will continue into 2014.

OPM Urging Telework on Wednesday, August 28

August 26, 2013 12:37 PM Comments

In anticipation of events and heavy traffic in the Washington, DC area this Wednesday, OPM is urging as many federal employees as possible to telework to help alleviate congestion on the roads.

Do Not Mess With the IRS

August 25, 2013 9:27 AM Comments

An IRS employee with tax and forgery problems is faced with removal, chooses to resign instead, and loses his appeals.

Your COLA for 2014: Higher or Lower than in 2013?

August 22, 2013 5:52 PM Comments

How much of a COLA increase will you see in 2014? How would the “chained CPI” impact this payment if it were enacted?

The Leadership Tool Most Leaders Are Scared to Use…

August 21, 2013 11:12 PM Comments

The author says that allowing yourself to sometimes be pulled instead of pushing in a direction can be a valuable skill for leaders to use.

Court Limits Federal Employee Appeal Rights in Security Cases

August 21, 2013 9:33 AM Comments

The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals issued an important decision limiting review of federal agency decisions on an employee’s eligibility to hold a sensitive position even when it does not involve access to classified information.

Do You Understand the True Cost of Your Retirement Plan?

August 20, 2013 8:41 PM Comments

There are a number of factors that need to be taken into consideration when identifying your savings options for retirement. Cost is not the only consideration, but an important one since fees can seriously erode your earnings.

One Last Time – Financial Rewards Improve Performance

August 19, 2013 11:46 PM Comments

The author analyzes a book which suggests that a pay for performance approach does not motivate employees.

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