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Is Federal Employee Morale Lower Than Usual?

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The author says that over the last few years it seems the pride of public service has come under strain from changes to internal processes. He analyzes why he thinks this is the case as well as points out some reasons federal workers have to be optimistic despite the apparently lower morale.

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The Confederate Flag and Your 2016 Pay Raise

Filed in News by on July 15, 2015 Comments

How does a controversy over flying the Confederate flag impact the 2016 federal employee pay raise?

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Locality Pay for Feds: How Is Your Paycheck Impacted?

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How much of a difference will locality pay make in your paycheck? This article compares actual locality pay to the “target pay gap” in each locality pay area and how it impacts the salary levels for hundreds of thousands of federal employees.

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What Happens to Your Benefits if You Die While Still Working?

Filed in News by on July 13, 2015 Comments

While the subject is one most of us would rather not ponder, it is helpful to know what will happen to your federal benefits should you die while still employed in your federal job.

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Tips for Successful Dispute Resolution at the FLRA

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The Collaboration and Alternative Dispute Resolution (CADR) program is run by the FLRA to reduce disputes and litigation. Here are suggestions for working successfully with this program as a labor relations practitioner.

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OPM Director Archuleta Resigns in Wake of Data Breaches

Filed in News by on July 10, 2015 Comments

Katherine Archuleta is resigning as OPM director in the wake of the recent data breaches that hit the agency’s computer systems according to a White House official.

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Legislation Introduced to Provide Free Lifetime ID Protection for Hack Victims

Filed in News by on July 9, 2015 Comments

Legislation is being introduced in Congress to provide free lifetime identity theft protection coverage to federal employees and retirees whose personal data was compromised in the recent Office of Personnel Management data breaches.

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What Do You Need to Know About the OPM Data Breaches?

Filed in News by on July 9, 2015 Comments

The Office of Personnel Management just released more information on the data breaches that hit its computer systems, and the number of victims is now up to over 25 million. If you’re feeling confused about what is going on, you’re not alone. Here are some of the key points based on the latest available information that federal workers should be aware of.

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