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TSP Funds Show Small Gains in June

Filed in News by on July 6, 2006 Comments

TSP funds turned around late in the month to show a small positive return for the month. For the past twelve months, the leading fund has still given investors a return of more than 26%.

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“I Can’t Get No Satisfaction”

Filed in News by on July 5, 2006 Comments

This FBI office was involved in its own form of internal warfare with one employee allegedly threatening to reveal the identify of an FBI colleague to a “target organization” of the FBI’s counter-terrorism and counter-intelligence unit.

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Federal Engineer Gets Large Back Pay Settlement, Leave and TSP Contributions

Filed in News by on June 29, 2006 Comments

The OSC says the MSPB has approved a settlement agreement in a case filed by OSC against the Army Corps of Engineers. The agreement gives the former employee back pay, leave and other benefits as if he had not left the agency.

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Who Wins the Survivor Annuity: Wife Number 1 or Wife Number 2?

Filed in News by on June 29, 2006 Comments

A court of appeals finds that OPM had an obligation to to check out the facts of a case that impact the election of a survivor annuity. The case is therefore sent back to the Board for a new decision based on the finding of the court.

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Is Pay Bargaining Around the Corner in DHS and DOD?

Filed in News by on June 29, 2006 Comments

In the twists and turns of implementing new human resources systems in DoD and DHS, unexpected events may lead to unanticipated results. Could unions end up bargaining on pay at DHS and DoD? Here is how such a scenario could play out in these agencies.

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Court Strikes Down Labor Relations Portion of New DHS System

Filed in News by on June 28, 2006 Comments

The Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit has decided that the labor relations portion of the new human resources system for DHS is not consistent with Congressional intent.

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Defining Your Personality With New Technology

Filed in News by on June 27, 2006 Comments

Adding a touch of personality to your e-mail may brighten someone’s day or provide hope and inspiration. It may also unintentionally irritate or attract unnecessary attention.

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Letter to New York Times from Treasury Secretary

Filed in News by on June 26, 2006 Comments

The decision by the New York Times to disclose the Terrorist Finance Tracking Program has created a political firestorm and possibly harmed the ability of the nation to work against terrorists. Here is a letter from the Treasury Secretary to the Times’ managing editor.

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