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I Do Solemnly Swear That I Will…

By on January 18, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
I Do Solemnly Swear That I Will…

The author points out that federal employees take an oath of office as part of their job duties, much like the president does. He analyzes the meaning behind this oath as it relates to one’s duties as a federal worker.

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Respecting and Protecting the Federal Workforce

on January 18, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
In this op-ed, Deputy Secretary of Energy Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall says that political rhetoric that is damaging to federal employees must be stopped and changes should be made that set future federal workers up for success.

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OPM Urges Agencies to Let Federal Employees Telework During Inauguration Week

By on January 17, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM Urges Agencies to Let Federal Employees Telework During Inauguration Week

OPM is encouraging agencies to let federal employees in the DC area telework this week to help alleviate traffic congestion related to Inauguration Day ceremonies.

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Outgoing OPM Chief Hits Incoming GOP Policies

on January 17, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Outgoing OPM Chief Hits Incoming GOP Policies As she leaves office, outgoing OPM director Beth Cobert cautioned against a broad hiring freeze of the kind that Trump has proposed.

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Trump’s Big Challenge: Cutting Federal Workers

on January 12, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Donald Trump has promised to cut the overall size of the federal workforce, but his plan says nothing about contract workers, a group which has grown substantially in recent years.

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6 Possible Civil Service Changes in the 115th Congress

By on January 12, 2017 in Human Resources, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
6 Possible Civil Service Changes in the 115th Congress

The author outlines six possible changes that federal employees could see under a new administration that would impact areas such as collective bargaining, pay and benefits, and the federal retirement system.

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Legislation Introduced to Target Tax Delinquent Federal Employees

By on January 11, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Legislation Introduced to Target Tax Delinquent Federal Employees

Legislation has been introduced in the House that would prevent individuals with seriously delinquent tax debt from working for the federal government.

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House Committee Questions Federal Agencies’ Recent Hiring Sprees

By on January 11, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
House Committee Questions Federal Agencies’ Recent Hiring Sprees

The Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is questioning agencies about their accelerated hiring of new federal employees in an apparent effort to offset a proposed hiring freeze by the incoming Trump administration.

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House Passes Legislation to Reimburse Federal Employees for Using Uber

By on January 11, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
House Passes Legislation to Reimburse Federal Employees for Using Uber

The House passed legislation this week that would allow traveling federal employees to be reimbursed for ride sharing services such as Uber or Lyft.

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OPM Authorizes Temporary Appointments For Trump Nominees

By on January 11, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

OPM has issued guidance to allow appointing Trump administration nominees to start working while awaiting Senate confirmation.

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