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Legislation Introduced to Prevent FCC From Overriding State Laws

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

In response to the FCC’s decision this past week to regulate Internet service providers more like traditional phone companies, legislation has been introduced to stop the agency from overriding state and local municipal broadband laws.

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Legislation Introduced to Withhold Pay from Congress If DHS Shuts Down

Filed in Headlines, News by on February 27, 2015 Comments

Legislation has been introduced in the House that would block pay for Members of Congress if DHS were to shut down.

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When You Aren’t Sure Whether or Not to Ask the Question… Ask the Question

Filed in Headlines, News by on February 26, 2015 Comments

We’ve all learned that if you have a question, you should ask it, because chances are at least a few other people have the same question. The author describes why this is always important, even during times in which you feel shy about asking.

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Federal Resumes: Write Your Story – Not Your Resume

Filed in Headlines, News by on February 25, 2015 Comments

Writing resumes for various job openings can be a challenge. The author provides advice for federal employees regarding what content they may wish to include on their federal resumes depending on the positions being sought.

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Legislation Introduced to Pay DHS Employees During a Shutdown

Filed in Headlines, News by on February 24, 2015 Comments

Legislation has been introduced to ensure that all Department of Homeland Security employees receive retroactive pay if there is a shutdown, regardless of furlough status.

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Veterans Employment Opportunity Act and Merit Promotions

Filed in Headlines, News by on February 24, 2015 Comments

Does the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) require agencies to credit military service in computing time-in-grade requirements for a military veteran who is already on the agency’s civilian payroll? See how the appeals court has answered this in a precedential decision.

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Phased Retirement: Just the Facts

Filed in News by on February 23, 2015 Comments

There has been a lot of talk about phased retirement, particularly its pros and cons. This article is not debating the merits of phased retirement; it’s “just the facts” in a handy bulleted list.

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Locating the Salary of a Federal Employee

Filed in News by on February 22, 2015 Comments

The fiscal year 2014 individual federal employee salary information is now online. Here is how to sort through this large database. Note that this article describes the main database of federal employees and not the database of Postal Service employees which is also available at FedsDataCenter.com.

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