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Jenkins Reintroduces Legislation to Allow Recording Conversations with Federal Employees

Filed in News by on June 24, 2015 Comments

Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) has reintroduced legislation that would allow American citizens to record conversations with federal employees, both in person and over the phone.

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Federal Employees Lack Confidence in OPM

Filed in News by on June 24, 2015 Comments

The Office of Personnel Management has begun contacting the millions of current and former federal employees impacted by the recent data breaches. How have FedSmith.com users been impacted and what has their experience been like in signing up for the free credit monitoring being offered by OPM?

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It’s Time for Another Civil Service Reform Act

Filed in News by on June 23, 2015 Comments

Over the last several years Congress has been contemplating another civil service reform act. The author says that it is long overdue and explains why.

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The Perfectly Bad Case

Filed in News by on June 22, 2015 Comments

The Wall Street Journal recently published an opinion piece linking a Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) decision to the massive data breach that recently occurred at OPM which jeopardized the personal data of millions of current and former federal employees. The author analyzes this case and how it relates to the data breach.

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Who Should Be on the New $10 Bill?

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The Treasury Department announced recently that the $10 bill will be the first US currency in more than a century to feature the portrait of a woman. Who do you think is the best candidate for the new $10 bill?

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Reforming the IRS Begins With Customer Service

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In this editorial, Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and John Thune (R-SD) say that the key to reforming the IRS is to improve customer service at the agency.

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Will Federal Retirees Get a COLA Increase in 2016?

Filed in News by on June 18, 2015 Comments

How much will federal retirees and Social Security recipients receive with a new COLA calculation that will go into effect in January? As of today, there would not be any increase.

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What Managers Can Do to Help Their Employees Prepare for Retirement

Filed in News by on June 18, 2015 Comments

Managers have an important role in developing their employees, and this includes helping their employees become better prepared for retirement. The author lists some steps federal managers can take to help their employees with this important task.

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