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How the Air Force Protects Its Employees from Harmful Opinions and Info

Filed in News by on March 6, 2008 Comments

When telephones were invented, the federal bureaucracy was flustered: How can federal employees be trusted with this new device? The issue today is the Internet. The regulators in the Air Force trust people to fly and maintain sophisticated technology–but the cyber command is determined to keep personnel from having access to “dangerous information” delivered by the new technology.

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Performance Improvement (Part Two)

Filed in News by on March 6, 2008 Comments

Solving a performance problem in the complex world of the federal human resources environment takes time, energy, patience and considerable work. This part of the article explains how to define the problem and tools to address the problem.

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Ouch! TSP Stock Funds Down Again in February

Filed in News by on March 4, 2008 Comments

The stock funds for the TSP are all down in February. This means that most of the stock funds are down for four straight months and down for six of the last nine months.

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GPO and WEP Changes: Don’t Hold Your Breath

Filed in News by on March 4, 2008 Comments

Many CSRS and CSRS Offset employees and retirees get heartburn over the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and the Government Pension Offset (GPO) and would like to see these requirements changed. Don’t hold your breath.

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Readers Reflect National Trend: Obama Over Clinton

Filed in News by on February 29, 2008 Comments

Do readers prefer Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee and what is the basis for their voting preference? Here are the results of our latest survey.

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Court Upholds VA Restriction on Voter Registration at VA Medical Centers

Filed in News by on February 29, 2008 Comments

The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled constitutional a regulation that led to the VA denying access to the Menlo Park, California facility for the purpose of registering veterans to vote.

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TSP Interfund Transfers Soar in January

Filed in News by on February 28, 2008 Comments

As stock market volatility continued in January, TSP interfund transfers soared. The F fund had the second highest amount of trades on record for the fund.

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Performance Improvement: Addressing the Real Problems Without Getting Bogged Down in the Most User-Unfriendly Program Around

Filed in News by on February 27, 2008 Comments

Existing performance systems do a lousy job of addressing the real problems supervisors face in getting the job done. Fortunately there are other choices available. Here is how to get started in addressing the problem.

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