A recent “no confidence” vote by a federal employee union in the performance of Border Patrol Chief David Aguilar reflects a lack of knowledge of how the American system of government operates and it is inappropriate for a federal employee to be publicly opposing government policies he is sworn to uphold.
If you are a federal manager or supervisor, you will have to learn how to counsel employees about a problem. Most people find that planning such a meeting causes apprehension and, if not done correctly, it can create more problems than it will solve. Here are tips for properly handling such a meeting.
Taping a cell phone call can lead to interesting consequences. In this case, a couple taped a call made on a cell phone from an Ohio Congressman. Another Congressman released the contents of the tape to the media. The Ohio Congressman has now been awarded $60,000 in damages and fees from the Congressman who released the tape to the New York Times and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
April was another good month for TSP investors. We have had several years of excellent growth in the stock market and many TSP investors have done very well. But, after counting your retirement dollars in your TSP as a result of the April returns, step back and take a hard look at how your money is now distributed. Are you ready for the future?