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Election Season and Social Security Don’t Mix

Filed in Headlines, News by on September 30, 2014

The author says that as election season gears up, politicians are ignoring the real problems with Social Security and instead making empty promises that cannot be kept in order to get elected.

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Guide to Federal Overseas Jobs

Filed in Headlines, News by on September 29, 2014

If you have a penchant for travel and a sense of adventure, but you still need to earn a living, working for the federal government overseas might be the perfect fit.

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New Rules Mean More Protection For Pregnant Workers

Filed in Headlines, News by on September 28, 2014

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is linking the temporary condition of pregnancy to a legal principle usually associated with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which rewrote the rules of access in both the workplace and society as they relate to accommodating people with disabilities. The author discusses how this change could impact federal workers in their workplaces.

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‘You Saved My Mother’s Life’

Filed in News by on September 26, 2014

Santa Ana District’s South Main Station Letter Carrier Eddie Meneses was on his appointed rounds when he helped an elderly woman who had fallen on her porch.

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Using an IDP for Your Career Move

Filed in News by on September 24, 2014

Individual Development Plans are designed for use by managers and employees to identify developmental assignments and training to enhance an employee’s performance and potential for promotion. If used correctly, this can be an effective tool for your career advancement.

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Filing Delay Leads to Loss of Federal Death Benefits

Filed in News by on September 23, 2014

Even though a spouse of forty years was entitled to her husband’s federal death benefits, her estate could not claim them when the widow died before she was able to sign the paperwork.

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Settlements Drive Spike in Monetary Benefit Awards from EEO Complaints

Filed in News by on September 22, 2014

Even though the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) found discrimination in a below-average number of federal sector cases in fiscal year 2012, agencies ended up paying more to resolve employees’ formal and informal discrimination complaints in that year than in any other year in at least the past decade.

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Does Social Security Impact the Federal Deficit?

Filed in News by on September 21, 2014

Over the past two weeks, the discussion about Social Security and its impact (or lack thereof) on the federal deficit degenerated into a full blown ‘does so’ – ‘does not’ school yard shouting match. The author analyzes the validity of the claims each side is making.

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