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What Do You Do for Your Employees’ Emotional Wellness?

Filed in Headlines, News by on May 25, 2016 Comments

The author provides some suggestions as to how federal managers can work emotional and mental well-being into their employees’ daily work lives.

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1.6% Pay Raise for 2017 Advancing in Congress

Filed in Headlines, News by on May 25, 2016 Comments

A 2017 pay raise of 1.6% is working its way through Congress. This would be the highest raise federal employees have had since 2010.

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Search Options For Locating Individual Federal Employee Salaries

Filed in Headlines, News by on May 24, 2016 Comments

The latest available federal employee salary data are now available for searching on FedsDataCenter.com. What are options for locating salaries for federal employees by location, occupation, amount of salaries, bonus payments, etc.? Here is a guide on how to use this database.

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Fear Not: New FLSA Rules Aren’t Applicable to Federal Employees

Filed in Headlines, News by on May 23, 2016 Comments

The author reminds federal workers that the new rules regarding salary based coverage under the Fair Labor Standards Act do not apply to them. However, he explains what the new rules are and what they could mean for the federal workforce.

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Is Federal HR Really Shrinking?

Filed in Headlines, News by on May 23, 2016 Comments

The author analyses historical data to determine whether or not human resources offices within the federal government are shrinking.

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5 Frugal Ways to Make Moving Easier

Filed in News by on May 22, 2016 Comments

If you are a federal employee facing a relocation for work, these are some tips that can help save you save money on your move.

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Reader Survey: Trump 53%, Clinton 32%

Filed in Headlines, News by on May 22, 2016 Comments

In the latest survey among FedSmith.com readers, Donald Trump is the clear winner. Many Democrats are hoping Bernie Sanders will prevail in his quest for the nomination as the candidate for the Democrats. His continuing run is having an impact in this voter preference survey and highlights the extent of his impact among Democrats.

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Legislation Would Bring Enhanced Retirement Benefits to Nearly 30k Federal Employees

Filed in News by on May 20, 2016 Comments

Two Senators have introduced legislation that would provide enhanced retirement benefits to nearly 30,000 federal employees in law enforcement.

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