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Federal Pay: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

By on October 13, 2005 in Current Events, Retirement with 0 Comments

Federal employee pay is a political decision. Natural disasters, war, economics and politics all play a role. This may be a good year for federal retiree pay but not so good for most active feds.

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Shoplifting and the Federal Employee

By on October 13, 2005 in Current Events with 0 Comments

Does a federal employee have to be convicted of a crime to be fired for shoplifting?

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Going to Court To Ensure Privacy?

By on October 12, 2005 in Current Events with 0 Comments

A settlement agreement was reached in a case but the employee was concerned that the agency had not lived up to its end of the bargain. He appealed to enforce the agreement and lost.

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Veterans Preference, Federal Hiring and Outstanding Scholars

By on October 11, 2005 in Current Events with 0 Comments

Does the outstanding scholar program supersede veterans preference requirements? The MSPB says it does not.

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The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same

By on October 11, 2005 in Current Events with 0 Comments

A federal judge has ruled against the implementation of the newly-designed labor relations program for DHS putting the program on hold for now.

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Whistleblower Gets Award for Exposing Air Traffic Games, Cover-up

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

Anne Whiteman has been recognized by the Office of Special Counsel for reporting safety problems in the control of aircraft at the Dallas/Ft. Worth air traffic facility and the agency’s failure to report safety problems.

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Retirement Annuities: A Time Limit is Really A Time Limit

By on October 7, 2005 in Current Events, Retirement with 0 Comments

A decision by the Federal Circuit upholds the MSPB and denies an annuity to the widow of a federal employee who did not have a survivor annuity.

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Readers Support Veterans' Preference

By on October 6, 2005 in Current Events with 2 Comments

The veterans’ preference program stirs strong emotions in readers. It mixes patriotism and gratitude in some and feelings of discrimination against others who have not served in the military.

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$300,000 For Federal Employees in Gulf Coast States

By on October 6, 2005 in Current Events with 0 Comments

FEEA has given more than $300,000 in hurricane relief to federal employees impacted by hurricans in the Gulf Coast.

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Resolving Revolutionary War Benefits Issues

By on October 6, 2005 in Current Events with 0 Comments

There are some who see the federal government as a source of free money. Here is one of the more creative attempts to get rich.

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