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A Federal Job Is A Career for Life

By on September 27, 2005 in Current Events with 1 Comment

New federal employees are on probation. They can be easily terminated, at least in theory. But the system isn’t working, according to a new MSPB report.

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Worried About Changes to Your Federal Retirement Program?

By on September 26, 2005 in Current Events, Retirement with 0 Comments

Proposing cuts in federal retirement benefits may be politically popular but the latest proposal is not likely to fly

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Changes to Retirement to Pay for Hurricane Damage? Readers React

By on September 26, 2005 in Current Events with 0 Comments

Readers responded to our poll on the issue of how to pay for the damage caused by hurricanes along the Gulf Coast and a proposal to change the formula for calculating federal retirement benefits.

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Federal Managers Win Senior Fellow Leadership Awards

By on September 23, 2005 in Current Events with 0 Comments

The Council for Excellence in Government has selected three federal managers for outstanding service.

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"High Three" to "High Five"?

By on September 22, 2005 in Current Events, Retirement with 1 Comment

Government spending to recover from Hurricane Katrina means spending cuts will probably be necessary in other government programs. One possibility is changing the formula for calculating federal employee pension benefits.

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Volatile Mix: Conviction, Suspension, Back Pay and Attorney Fees

By on September 21, 2005 in Current Events with 0 Comments

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit sends a case back to an arbitator after the arbitrator denied a request for attorney fees from a federal employee who won his case

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Military Personnel Have Some Appeal Rights Too

By on September 21, 2005 in Current Events with 0 Comments

Who has authority to decide whether a member of the military stays or goes? A court weighs in on the issue.

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Federal Vision, Dental Program Start Delayed

By on September 20, 2005 in Current Events with 0 Comments

OPM has delayed the start of the dental and vision program for federal employees.

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Attorney-Applicant Loses Job–Wins in Court

By on September 20, 2005 in Current Events with 0 Comments

An applicant for an attorney’s position in government didn’t get the job but he filed a complaint and ended up in court. He did better in court than in the application process.

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Should Roberts Be Confirmed As Chief Justice?

By on September 19, 2005 in Current Events with 0 Comments

Most readers think John Roberts, the nominee to be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, should be confirmed and that he will be confirmed.

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