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Federal Pay and Charity: Readers React to Pay Raise Controversy

By on November 9, 2005 in Current Events with 0 Comments

Will the controvery surrounding the 2006 pay raise for active federal employees have an impact on CFC donations this year? Here are the results of a recent survey.

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Are You Taking Advantage of All Your Federal Benefits?

By on November 8, 2005 in Current Events with 0 Comments

Flexible spending accounts are open to many federal employees but it is a benefit often overlooked or misunderstood. Here is a quick summary of the program.

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Court Upholds Ban on DC Commuter Tax

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

A federal court has upheld the ban on taxing the income of commuters who work in the District of Columbia.

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No Pay Freeze in Deficit Reduction Package Passed in Senate

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

The Senate has passed a deficit reduction package that does not include a pay freeze for federal employees for 2006.

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Firing a Government "Volunteer" Isn't Easy

By on November 4, 2005 in Current Events with 0 Comments

The process for firing a federal employee is not quick or easy. The separation of a “volunteer” may not be quick or easy either.

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Taxing Telecommuters

By on November 4, 2005 in Current Events with 0 Comments

The US Supreme Court has declined to review a case in which a telecommuter was required to pay income tax to New York State while living in Tennessee.

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2006 FEHB Rates

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

What are the premium rates for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program in 2006? Here is a complete listing from OPM.

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Getting Fired For "Off Duty" Actions

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

How do the actions of a federal employee who is not on duty relate to official job performance? Can a federal employee be fired for what happens away from work?

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TSP Funds Turn Down in October

By on November 2, 2005 in Current Events with 0 Comments

Except for the G fund, TSP fund prices are down across the board for October.

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EEO Settlements, Privacy and Unions

By on November 1, 2005 in Current Events with 2 Comments

Does a union have the right to attend a settlement meeting between an employee in a bargaining unit and an EEO manager?

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