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Full Appeals Court Clears Way For Expansion of MSPB Review In Suitability Cases

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A few months ago, the appeals court upheld a significant expansion by the MSPB of its jurisdiction over suitability appeals. OPM fought this expansion by requesting that the full Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit re-hear the case “en banc.” The appeals court has now responded in what is a victory for the Board and a disappointment for OPM.

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New Bill Aims to Cut Federal Workers’ Prescription Drug Costs

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Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA) has introduced legislation aimed at improving federal oversight of the prescription drug benefits available to federal workers, retirees, and their families through the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP).

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Highest Paying Administrative Jobs: Where Are They and What Are Their Salaries?

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Federal agencies have some administrative positions in common. Some of these agencies pay a higher salary, even in smaller agencies, for the same job as other agencies because of disparities in the federal pay system. Here are the 10 highest salaries for human resources and EEO positions.

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Controlling Overtime Budgets Just Got Harder for Agencies

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Federal agencies just got new marching orders from the appeals court on the standards to be applied for when overtime must be paid.

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Postal Service Releases Top Dog Attack Rankings by City

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To kick-off next week as National Dog Bite Prevention Week, the U.S. Postal Service released its top 30 dog attack city rankings and offered tips to reduce dog attacks to letter carriers.

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Eight Facts You Must Document to Obtain Federal Disability Retirement Benefits

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Before you can obtain disability retirement benefits, you must provide documentation to the Office of Personnel Management that shows you meet these eight criteria. The author provides details about each and what forms you must submit to OPM.

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Spring Cleaning for Your Financial Portfolio

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Spring Cleaning is basically just trimming away the excess, updating, and even evolving. It’s a great idea to do this with many areas of your life, including your retirement portfolio. The authors outline three simple steps you can take to put your spring cleaning plan for your retirement savings into action.

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Racial Bias in the Federal Workplace

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The subject of race frequently comes up today both in daily social life as well as in the workplace. Is racial discrimination a problem in the federal workplace? Take this short survey and share your opinion.

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