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Working with Idiots and Getting Better Results

Filed in Headlines, News by on July 14, 2014

If you are not seeing the results you expect from political and organizational leaders, then demand the application of better methods.

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Locality Pay and the Federal Pay Schedule

Filed in News by on July 14, 2014

Will new locality pay areas be added to the federal GS pay system in 2015? A report from the President’s Pay Agent suggests this will be done but no final decision has been made.

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When Do Wage Grade Employees Get A Pay Increase?

Filed in News by on July 13, 2014

Many prevailing rate employees working under the WG or associated prevailing rate pay schedules have asked when pay increases will be effective in 2014. The author provides some answers.

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IRS Employees Suspended for Pro-Obama Activities

Filed in News by on July 10, 2014

The IRS appears to have had numerous problems with employees campaigning for Barack Obama during the last presidential election–and most of the cases are below the public’s radar.

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Questions You Should Ask About Your Investments

Filed in News by on July 9, 2014

The Securities and Exchange Commission offers a brochure that is helpful when choosing a financial advisor as well as helping you understand your investments.

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TSP Rated as Most Valuable Benefit to Federal Employees

Filed in Headline Archives, News by on July 8, 2014

OPM has released the results of the 2013 Federal Employee Benefits Survey. The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) was rated as one of the top benefits available to federal employees as well as the program with the highest enrollment among the federal workforce.

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FedSmith.com Users Say Working for Government Isn’t ‘Cool’

Filed in News by on July 7, 2014

We asked our users in a recent survey if they thought that President Obama had fulfilled his promise to “make government service cool.” The overwhelming majority of respondents said they did not think working for government was “cool.”

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OPM Slowly Reducing Retirement Backlog

Filed in News by on July 7, 2014

The Office of Personnel Management continues its slow but steady reduction of the backlog of outstanding retirement claims.

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