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Position Sensitivity: Where It All Begins

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What does it mean to say a position is sensitive and in the “public trust?” The author describes some problems he sees with determining an employee’s suitability for occupying a sensitive position as well as some important case history related to the process.

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Dubious Distinction: Agencies With Employees on “Discreet Encounters” Website

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Which federal civilian agency has the largest number of federal employees who signed up for “discreet encounters” with a website that has now been hacked? Here is the ranking of federal agencies.

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Federal Whistleblowing Case Results In 2 Deaths

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A former federal employee with the Bureau of Labor Statistics entered a federal building in New York last week and killed both a security guard and himself, perhaps out of frustration with the loss of his federal job from his whistleblower status.

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Stocks Tanked This Week; Will You Sell Your TSP Stock Funds?

Filed in News by on August 22, 2015 Comments

The stock market is down in August and has gone down faster in the last week. What will you do with your TSP investments in stock funds?

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How to Handle a Federal Employment Relocation

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Federal employees are often offered incentives for relocating to take new positions. The author provides some tips for federal workers who may be facing a relocation in the near future.

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Sacrifice Serves Nobody – And Martyrdom Isn’t Attractive

Filed in News by on August 20, 2015 Comments

The author says that she is tired of hearing people say that sacrifice is required to get ahead in the workplace. She explains why she thinks this is a problem and as well as an alternate approach to use instead.

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COLA Increase in 2016 Appears Less Likely

Filed in News by on August 19, 2015 Comments

It is increasingly less likely that there will be a COLA increase for retirees in 2016 based on the inflation figures for July.

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Do You Know How To Exercise Your Civil Service Rights?

Filed in News by on August 19, 2015 Comments

The author says that as long as public servants maintain good conduct and successful job performance, they have a constitutional right to challenge all negative actions that may affect or threaten their employment status. He provides a basic overview on how to exercise these rights as a federal employee should the need arise.

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