Court Strikes Down Labor Relations Portion of New DHS System

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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

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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

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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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Writing Disciplinary Charges: Get Them Right or Lose Your Case

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Knowing how to charge a federal employee with an offense can make the difference in winning or losing a case.

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TSP Stock Funds Hit With Losses in June

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TSP stock funds have not fared well in June–even after poor returns in May. Here is a quick summary of these funds.

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Documenting Discipline-Related Meetings

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Getting the employee’s side of the story is an important first step in a possible disciplinary action. Here are tips for a federal manager or supervisor on how to prepare for and conduct a meeting on this touchy subject.

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Readers Identify Issues, Preferences for Upcoming Elections

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Readers predict Democrats will take over control of the legislative branch in November.

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An Unusual Request for a Promotion

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Here is a unique way to seek a significant promotion in government service. A federal employee submitted letters from her doctor indicating she could not perform the duties of a lower level job. She argued the agency should therefore give her a promotion to a higher level position.

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