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A Review of Unconscious Bias

Filed in News by on July 22, 2016 Comments

The author says that there are two types of bias: conscious and unconscious. She explains what the latter is and how it can have a negative impact in the workplace.

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6 College Discounts for Federal Employees in 2016

Filed in News by on July 21, 2016 Comments

If you are a federal employee and are planning to take college courses, be sure to take advantage of the discounts that are available to you. Here is a list of colleges and the discounts they offer to federal workers.

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Republican Platform Calls for Cutting Federal Workers’ Pay and Benefits

Filed in News by on July 20, 2016 Comments

How would a Republican administration potentially impact federal workers? Here is a summary of the 2016 Republican platform insofar as it would affect federal employees.

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Don’t Just Look For the Management Label

Filed in News by on July 19, 2016 Comments

The appeals court agrees with the Merit Systems Protection Board that just because an HR Specialist had access to confidential personnel databases and was labeled a manager by her agency does not mean that she was in a management position or one that otherwise gave the Board jurisdiction over her adverse action (demotion) appeal.

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FLTCIP Enrollees Facing an Average 83% Rate Hike for Long Term Care Insurance

Filed in News by on July 18, 2016 Comments

Enrollees in the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program are going to be facing a steep premium increase later this fall. OPM is providing those affected with information about their choices to deal with the cost increase.

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10 Critical Coordinates for Navigating FERS Retirement (Part 1)

Filed in News by on July 18, 2016 Comments

Are you taking full advantage of the benefits available to you as a federal employee under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS)? The author outlines several key points that federal workers in this system should be aware of to make the most of their benefits for planning a successful future retirement.

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Legislation Introduced to Facilitate the Removal Process of Federal Employees

Filed in News by on July 17, 2016 Comments

A bill recently introduced in the House of Representatives would limit the amount of time federal employees have to appeal adverse actions. Ironically however, another House bill introduced at the same time would help strengthen protections for whistleblowers.

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Worst Case Scenario: Proposed Cuts to Federal Pay and Benefits

Filed in News by on July 16, 2016 Comments

A “Comprehensive Policy Agenda for a New Administration in 2017” proposes changes for the federal workforce that would save about $330 billion by 2026. The proposals envision cuts to federal pay and benefits in a number of ways from changes to retirement, the federal leave program, and removing federal workers. Here is a summary.

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