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The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same

By on October 11, 2005 in Current Events with 0 Comments

A federal judge has ruled against the implementation of the newly-designed labor relations program for DHS putting the program on hold for now.

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Whistleblower Gets Award for Exposing Air Traffic Games, Cover-up

By on October 7, 2005 in Current Events with 0 Comments

Anne Whiteman has been recognized by the Office of Special Counsel for reporting safety problems in the control of aircraft at the Dallas/Ft. Worth air traffic facility and the agency’s failure to report safety problems.

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Retirement Annuities: A Time Limit is Really A Time Limit

By on October 7, 2005 in Current Events, Retirement with 0 Comments

A decision by the Federal Circuit upholds the MSPB and denies an annuity to the widow of a federal employee who did not have a survivor annuity.

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Readers Support Veterans' Preference

By on October 6, 2005 in Current Events with 2 Comments

The veterans’ preference program stirs strong emotions in readers. It mixes patriotism and gratitude in some and feelings of discrimination against others who have not served in the military.

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$300,000 For Federal Employees in Gulf Coast States

By on October 6, 2005 in Current Events with 0 Comments

FEEA has given more than $300,000 in hurricane relief to federal employees impacted by hurricans in the Gulf Coast.

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Resolving Revolutionary War Benefits Issues

By on October 6, 2005 in Current Events with 0 Comments

There are some who see the federal government as a source of free money. Here is one of the more creative attempts to get rich.

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Payback in the Control Tower

By on October 5, 2005 in Current Events with 0 Comments

An air traffic controller who reported controllers were putting aircraft in danger while playing games reports that she has been ostracized and that her life has been put in danger from a co-worker.

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I Fund is Big Winner for TSP Funds in September

By on October 3, 2005 in Current Events with 0 Comments

The I fund is the largest gainer among TSP stocks for September. The F fund goes down though.

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Buying Dinner Was Expensive

By on October 3, 2005 in Current Events with 0 Comments

Appeals by a federal employee can easily take several years to resolve. The removal of this federal employee was upheld on review at all levels and the removal stands.

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Veterans Preference and Federal Hiring

By on September 30, 2005 in Current Events with 0 Comments

Is veterans preference properly applied in your agency? Send in your vote and your opinion in our latest poll

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