Postal Service to Stop Offering Services at Staples

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The Postal Service has announced it will stop offering services at Staples.

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Why Isn’t the President Giving Federal Retirees a Higher Raise?

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Why Isn’t the President Giving Federal Retirees a Higher Raise?

Why isn’t the president giving a higher pay raise to federal retirees? I am a federal retiree and seeing current federal employees get a higher raise than me I feel is unfair.

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Washington Could Use a Few Good Managers

on January 5, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
The author says that federal employees lag the private sector in terms of their engagement because of their supervisors.

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No Quorum at MSPB Will Halt Decisions on Federal Employee Petitions

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No Quorum at MSPB Will Halt Decisions on Federal Employee Petitions

There will no longer be a quorum at the MSPB later this week. This means decisions on Petitions for Review cannot be issued. Here is the situation.

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Latest Phoenix VA Whistleblower Alleges Retaliation

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An employee at the Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Phoenix says that he has been retaliated against for reporting that patients were dying while waiting for care.

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How To Quickly Reduce Federal Employee Salaries and Agency Programs

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How To Quickly Reduce Federal Employee Salaries and Agency Programs

As the public was told in 2008, elections have consequences. The new administration will have different priorities than the Obama administration. One new Congressional rule will allow cutting the workforce or cutting federal employee salaries in specific agencies.

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Three Crucial Retirement Planning Tips for 2017

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Three Crucial Retirement Planning Tips for 2017

The start of a new year is often a time when we make plans for a better future. The author lists what she sees as the three most critical planning tips of a solid retirement plan for federal employees.

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Trump Team Seeks Agency Records On Border Barriers, Surveillance

on January 4, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
In a wide-ranging request for documents and analysis, President-elect Donald Trump's transition team asked the Department of Homeland Security last month to assess all assets available for border wall and barrier construction.

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EPA Asks Its Employees for Their Sexual Orientation

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The Environmental Protection Agency is asking all its employees whether they are straight, gay, or “something else” in an effort to create a more “inclusive” workplace.

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House Votes to Have Reprimands Remain Permanently on VA Employees’ Records

By on January 3, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
House Votes to Have Reprimands Remain Permanently on VA Employees’ Records

The House has voted to pass a bill that would make reprimands remain permanently on a VA employee’s record.

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