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Federal Employee Bonuses and Delinquent Taxes

Filed in Headlines, News by on January 30, 2015 Comments

A bill has been introduced to block federal employees who are delinquent on their taxes from receiving a bonus or award.

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Chinese Hackers Like FedSmith Too

Filed in Headlines, News by on January 29, 2015 Comments

Why was the FedSmith site out of service for much of the day on Thursday? Here is the answer. We apologize for the inconvenience and have taken steps to try to remedy the problem.

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Proposal Expanding TSP and FEHB to Wider Audience

Filed in Headlines, News by on January 29, 2015 Comments

A new proposal would expand the TSP to military personnel and FEHB to military families and retirees.

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Bill Introduced to Protect VA Whistleblowers

Filed in Headlines, News by on January 29, 2015 Comments

Congressman Jeff Miller (R-FL) has introduced legislation to designed to offer VA whistleblowers protection from reprisals and real accountability for those who reprise against them.

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FMLA and The Treacherous Triangle

Filed in Headlines, News by on January 28, 2015 Comments

The author says that the workplace has its own “treacherous triangle” that instills distress in managers trying to accomplish a program plan consisting of FMLA, ADA, and FECA. He explains more about what these are and how they interact with each other.

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Americans’ Satisfaction With the Federal Government on the Decline

Filed in News by on January 28, 2015 Comments

According to a new report, Americans’ overall satisfaction with the federal government is at a new low.

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“Confused and in a Fog” or Lack of Candor?

Filed in News by on January 27, 2015 Comments

This case shows how trying to hide misconduct can end up compounding an employee’s woes.

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Fed Workers: ‘An Elite Island…Separated from the Ocean of Average Americans’

Filed in News by on January 25, 2015 Comments

According to one organization, federal employee pay and benefits are creating “[A]n elite Island of secure and highly-paid workers separated from the ocean of average Americans competing in the global economy.” Here are the author’s reasons for this conclusion and what it might mean for federal workers.

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