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What Politicians are Promising Federal Employees If Elected

Filed in Headlines, News by on February 7, 2016 Comments

What positions have the leading Democratic candidates taken that would impact federal employees? Here is a quick summary.

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OPM’s Retirement Claims Backlog Jumps 73% in January

Filed in Headlines, News by on February 5, 2016 Comments

January is always a popular time for federal employees to retire, and last month was no exception. The Office of Personnel Management saw its backlog of retirement claims jump 73% thanks to an influx of new applications.

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Legislation Proposes to Put Increased Restrictions on Federal Employee Unions

Filed in Headlines, News by on February 4, 2016 Comments

The “Federal Employee Rights Act” would put significant restrictions on the financial stability of federal employee unions and require a majority of employees in a bargaining unit to vote in favor of union representation.

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Should Federal Buildings Be Required to Provide Lactation Spaces for Visiting Nursing Mothers?

Filed in News by on February 4, 2016 Comments

Should federally owned or leased buildings be required to provide private lactation spaces for female visitors? One lawmaker thinks they should.

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Legislation Would Privatize 30,000 Federal Jobs

Filed in News by on February 3, 2016 Comments

Congressman Bill Shuster (R-PA) is introducing legislation that would remove 30,000 federal employees from the government’s payroll while simultaneously turning much of the nation’s air traffic control system over to an independently operated, non-profit corporation.

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Change in the SF-50 Does Not Bestow Appeal Rights

Filed in News by on February 3, 2016 Comments

A reemployed annuitant could not “create” appeal rights by having her previous agency change the type of her retirement. See why.

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Presidential Candidates’ Social Security Proposals Throw Future Seniors Under the Bus

Filed in News by on February 2, 2016 Comments

The author says that the presidential candidates so far have said little about their plans for Social Security, but to the extent ideas have been put forward, they do nothing to solve the long term financial problems facing the program.

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Legislation Introduced to Bolster Rights of Federal Employees Serving in Sensitive Positions

Filed in News by on February 2, 2016 Comments

Two Members of Congress have introduced legislation that is intended to protect certain due process rights of federal employees serving in security sensitive positions.

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