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In a negotiability case involving SSA and AFGE, FLRA Member Pizzella reminded the other members of a recent court ruling reversing a decision and taking those members to task for a theory that the court concluded ended up with two separate results on the same issue depending on which process it arose in. Member Pizzella’s opinion is quoted verbatim in the article and the author suggests it’s worth a read by practitioners.
OPM has issued a report on gender pay equality in the government based on a requirement imposed on the agency by the president. Here is a summary of the report. The result: More women are in professional positions than there used to be and the gender pay gap has gone down significantly.
The author says that just like a pair of old jeans, sometimes things in your life will change causing your job to no longer fit you. She offers some questions to ponder as you reflect on your career and whether or not it is still the right fit for you.
The stock market has been on a tear since its drop in 2008. Are you worried about losing money in your TSP due to a pullback? Before you make any emotional investment decisions, you may want to read one financial expert’s advice to a federal employee who was recently facing this dilemma.
The Merit Systems Protection Board is not the only forum to challenge OPM’s breach of its settlement agreement with a fired employee. He now gets his day in the claims court to seek monetary damages according to the appeals court.