Leaking Information, Federal Employees and Political Ideology

By on February 16, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Leaking Information, Federal Employees and Political Ideology

An investigation into leaking intelligence information surrounding the resignation of national security adviser Michael Flynn has been requested by two House Committees. This begs the question, should federal employees work to oppose President Trump?

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Mulvaney Confirmed to Lead OMB

on February 16, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Rep. Mick Mulvaney won a close confirmation vote in the full Senate on Thursday to become the leader of the Office of Management and Budget.

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Legislation Introduced to Exempt Veterans From Hiring Freeze

By on February 16, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Legislation Introduced to Exempt Veterans From Hiring Freeze

Legislation has been introduced in the House which would exempt veterans from the federal hiring freeze.

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Legislation Introduced to Abolish the CFPB

By on February 15, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Legislation Introduced to Abolish the CFPB

Legislation has been introduced in Congress to eliminate the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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Postal Service Posts $200 Million Net Loss in Q1

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Postal Service Posts $200 Million Net Loss in Q1

The Postal Service announced that it suffered a $200 million net loss in the first quarter of FY 2017.

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Labor Department Employees Urge Vote Against Puzder Nomination… But Should They?

By on February 15, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Labor Department Employees Urge Vote Against Puzder Nomination… But Should They?

Federal employees at the Department of Labor are circulating a letter asking for a vote against President Trump’s nominee for Labor Secretary. The author says that these employees could be potentially jeopardizing their careers in the process.

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Are EPA Employees Violating Federal Record Keeping Requirements?

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Are EPA Employees Violating Federal Record Keeping Requirements?

A House Committee is asking for an IG analysis of reports of EPA employees using encrypted forms of communication which may be in violation of federal record keeping requirements.

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Will I Be Forced to Spend My TSP When I Get Older?

By on February 14, 2017 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
Will I Be Forced to Spend My TSP When I Get Older?

I am 61 and getting ready to retire soon when I turn 62 and can draw my Social Security. It doesn’t appear I will ever need to touch my TSP or IRA, however, I was told I have to spend my TSP when I get older – is this true?

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Was This Federal Employee Too Clever by Half?

By on February 14, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Was This Federal Employee Too Clever by Half?

A federal employee removed for poor performance refused to accept or sign for the notice of termination. On appeal he argued harmful error in that the agency had not served him with proper notice. See how the appeals court deals with this ploy.

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McMahon Confirmed to Lead SBA

on February 14, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The Senate has confirmed former wrestling entertainment executive Linda McMahon to lead the Small Business Administration.

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