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12 Unexpected Core Strength Exercises for Leadership

Filed in Headlines, News by on November 20, 2014

The core of your Leadership Mindset rests on the four aspects of the human experience: the Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual aspects. When one of those core aspects is weakened, your Leadership Mindset is unable to support the tactics required to accomplish your mission. The author offers several tips for keeping each of these aspects going strong.

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The Service Computation Date Comes in Five Flavors

Filed in Headlines, News by on November 19, 2014

There are potentially five different service computation dates that are used to determine your benefits as a federal employee with which you should be familiar. The author provides details about each one.

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How Much Official Time Used by Federal Unions? No One Really Knows

Filed in Headlines, News by on November 19, 2014

GAO analyzed a recent OPM report on official time usage by federal employee unions. It found significant discrepancies in the data but OPM noted that providing more accurate data “is not a priority at this time.”

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Holiday Discounts for Federal Employees

Filed in Headlines, News by on November 18, 2014

With the Christmas shopping season fast approaching, people will be looking for ways to save money. Here are some ways federal employees can get discounts on travel, restaurants, tech items and more.

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Despite Legal Protections, Federal Whistleblowers Can Face Retaliation

Filed in News by on November 17, 2014

The author says that despite strong policy designed to protect the federal employment rights of whistleblowers, federal employees who speak out can still face retaliation on the job. He says its important though for whistleblowers to continue to speak out and have protections for their actions.

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Compensatory Time Off vs. Overtime Pay

Filed in News by on November 16, 2014

When can you earn overtime pay and when can you earn compensatory time off? The author explains the differences between these two types of pay and situations under which each can arise.

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Postal Service Suffers $5.5 Billion Net Loss in 2014

Filed in News by on November 14, 2014

The Postal Service had a net loss of $5.5 billion in FY 2014.

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Teach What You Know and Create a Thriving Side Hustle

Filed in News by on November 14, 2014

The author describes some ways you can leverage your skills and what you already know to start a side business teaching others.

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