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Reader Survey: Trump 53%, Clinton 32%

Filed in 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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2017 Pay: Will No Congressional Pay Raise Impact Federal Employees?

Filed in News by on May 19, 2016 Comments

Congress has not had a pay raise since 2009 and is unlikely to have one in 2017. Should Congress receive a pay raise? Will this impact any federal employee pay raise in 2017? Take the survey within the article and express your opinion.

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House Issues Censure Resolution for IRS Commissioner

Filed in News by on May 19, 2016 Comments

The battle between the House and the IRS continues as House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) has filed a resolution to formally censure IRS Commissioner John Koskinen and strip him of his government pension.

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He Said, They Said

Filed in News by on May 18, 2016 Comments

An instructor at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), fired as the result of allegations he fraternized with female students, tried unsuccessfully to argue that poor witness credibility decisions amounted to error on the part of the review board that has upheld his removal.

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You Get What You Paid For!!

Filed in News by on May 17, 2016 Comments

The author says that the number of gifted and knowledgeable people working in human resources are rapidly disappearing onto the retirement rolls. He outlines a scenario that has arisen as a result of this which could have disastrous consequences for the employee involved.

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Congressman Wants to Take Away Federal Employees’ Free Yoga Classes

Filed in News by on May 16, 2016 Comments

As part of his Shrink our Spending initiative, Congressman Matt Salmon (R-AZ) is introducing legislation that would take away grants for free yoga classes for federal employees.

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Reforming Retiree Health Insurance May Start with Mandatory Medicare, But May Not End There

Filed in News by on May 16, 2016 Comments

A House Committee hearing last week looked at reforming the health benefits for postal employees in an effort to deal with the Postal Service’s massive and ongoing financial losses. Could moving postal workers to Medicare ultimately force other federal employees onto this system as well?

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