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Some Feds Will See Decreasing Paychecks

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OPM has released the COLA payment information for federal employees outside the lower 48 states.

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Fire That Lawyer!

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A federal attorney violated the Hatch Act and the MSPB has ordered the Small Business Administration to remove him from federal service.

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Travel Charge Cards – The Beat Goes on…

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Misuse and fraud of federal charge cards has been a source of embarrassment to numerous federal agencies. Here is advice being distributed to managers and employees in one agency on how to try and prevent or deal with the problem.

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Are You Saving Too Much for Your Retirement?

Filed in News by on August 9, 2006 Comments

Retirement can be a time to reap the benefits of your lifetime of work. Keep in mind that you will still need an income and you may need more money than you think.

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Suggested Contract Language on “Negotiations During the Life of the Agreement”

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Labor relations expert Bob Gilson suggests language that a federal agency may find useful in negotiating with a federal employee union during the life of an existing labor agreement.

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Underpaid Feds?

Filed in News by on August 7, 2006 Comments

How does your pay and benefits package compare to the private sector? New statistics compiled by a researcher at the Cato Institute is based on data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis and shows that the average federal employee makes exactly double that of the average private sector employee.

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Tax Relief for These Feds Dies Along With Senate Bill

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How much money would it take to influence your actions or decisions as a government employee? Federal judges sometimes face this problem and wanted a tax break to avoid the problem.

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Dealing with Impact and Implementation Bargaining: A Management Worksheet

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What is impact and implementation bargaining? How does it impact federal managers and the ability to make change in an agency? Understanding the process will make a difference in being able to manage effectively. Here are suggestions for managing the process.

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