Federal HR Is Mission Critical. Is It Mission Capable?

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The author, who spent the majority of his federal career in human resources, says that the system is generally broken. He explains why.

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Federal Law Enforcement Position + Felony Conviction = Mandatory Removal

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A criminal plea deal that lead to removal of a U.S. Border Patrol Agent amounted to a felony conviction that required he be fired.

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Special Supplement for Federal Employees Under FERS

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What is a “bridge” payment, and how can it help federal employees under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS)?

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How Federal Agencies Can Integrate Social Media Marketing

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How can federal agencies effectively use social media as part of their marketing strategy? The author offers some tips.

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Which Federal Employees Are Impacted by OPM’s Recent Revised Pay Setting Guidance?

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The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) recently updated its fact sheet on setting employee’s pay when moving from a nonappropriated fund (NAFI) position to a General Schedule (GS) position. What exactly does this mean and which federal employees are impacted?

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Labor Department and Farmers on Collision Course Over Farm Labor

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Farm leaders from around the nation held a news conference in Washington on April 22, 2016, to say that the U.S. Department of Labor is threatening the livelihoods of farmers and the 2016 crop season.

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Harriet Tubman Will Be on the New $20 Bill – Is That a Good Thing?

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The Treasury Department announced last week that some changes are coming to the individuals featured on the $20 and $5 bills. Do you agree with the decision to change the currency? Share your feedback in this short survey.

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Legislation Introduced to Limit Administrative Leave for Federal Employees Accused of Misconduct

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One Congressman wants to put an end to what he calls the “frivolous use” of paid administrative leave for federal employees accused of misconduct.

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