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FEVS Results Show Declining Trends in Employee Satisfaction

Filed in Headlines, News by on October 24, 2014

OPM has released the results of the 2014 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, and they suggest declining trends are present among overall job satisfaction in the federal workforce. What is your opinion – Are you satisfied with your job? Do you believe morale is declining in the federal workforce? Here is your chance to share your feedback.

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Do You Want the Day After Christmas Off?

Filed in Headlines, News by on October 22, 2014

Should you get the day after Christmas off this year? Federal employees are asking the president to issue an executive order to make it an extra paid holiday. Take this short survey and share your opinion.

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COLA Announced for 2015: It’s 1.7%

Filed in Headlines, News by on October 22, 2014

The COLA next year for many federal retirees and Social Security recipients will be 1.7%.

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Administrative Leave for ‘Underperforming’ Feds at Top of Coburn’s Annual Wastebook

Filed in Headlines, News by on October 22, 2014

Gambling monkeys, massages for rabbits, and paid leave for federal workers who are “underperforming or even engaging in criminal mischief” – these are some of the projects listed in Senator Tom Coburn’s (R-OK) Wastebook 2014, the annual list of wasteful government projects put out by the Senator.

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Night Pay For FWS Employees

Filed in Headlines, News by on October 21, 2014

The author looks at Federal Wage System rules for deciding what qualifies as night work, how much night pay will be, and any conditions that may impact receipt of night pay for a WG, WL or WS employee assigned to a shift that includes night hours.

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Grassley Expresses Alarm at Thousands of Federal Workers on Paid Leave for Months

Filed in Headlines, News by on October 21, 2014

Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa expressed concern this week at the findings of a new report, issued at his request, documenting that tens of thousands of federal employees were on paid leave for at least one month and several hundred employees for nine months to three years, over a recent three-year period.

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Politics and Locality Pay

Filed in News by on October 20, 2014

No action has been taken on a recommendation to approve new locality pay areas in 2015.

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2015 COLA for Social Security, Federal Retirees to be Announced This Week

Filed in News by on October 19, 2014

What will the COLA be in 2015? Here is a quick summary. The percentage will be less than the increase of the average FEHB increase next year.

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