Some Trump Cabinet Picks Skeptical Of Their Agencies’ Missions

on January 12, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Many of Donald Trump's cabinet picks have a record of outspoken skepticism of — and in some cases downright hostility to — the agencies they’ll oversee.

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Legislation Introduced to Target Tax Delinquent Federal Employees

By on January 11, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Legislation Introduced to Target Tax Delinquent Federal Employees

Legislation has been introduced in the House that would prevent individuals with seriously delinquent tax debt from working for the federal government.

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House Committee Questions Federal Agencies’ Recent Hiring Sprees

By on January 11, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
House Committee Questions Federal Agencies’ Recent Hiring Sprees

The Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is questioning agencies about their accelerated hiring of new federal employees in an apparent effort to offset a proposed hiring freeze by the incoming Trump administration.

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House Passes Legislation to Reimburse Federal Employees for Using Uber

By on January 11, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
House Passes Legislation to Reimburse Federal Employees for Using Uber

The House passed legislation this week that would allow traveling federal employees to be reimbursed for ride sharing services such as Uber or Lyft.

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Trump Taps David Shulkin as VA Secretary

on January 11, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Donald Trump has announced he will noinate David Shulkin, the Department of Veterans Affairs’ undersecretary of health, to lead the VA.

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OPM Authorizes Temporary Appointments For Trump Nominees

By on January 11, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

OPM has issued guidance to allow appointing Trump administration nominees to start working while awaiting Senate confirmation.

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House Oversight Scraps Transportation Subcommittee

on January 11, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
A House panel is scrapping its subcommittee that maintained oversight of transportation agencies like the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Amtrak and Washington’s Metrorail.

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Democrats Ask Trump To Reconsider Federal Hiring Freeze

By on January 11, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Democrats Ask Trump To Reconsider Federal Hiring Freeze

A large group of House Democrats recently sent a letter to President-elect Donald Trump asking that he reconsider plans to impose a federal hiring freeze upon taking office on January 20.

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How Much of a Pay Raise Will FWS Employees Get in 2017?

By on January 10, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
How Much of a Pay Raise Will FWS Employees Get in 2017?

The author discusses the process for providing pay increases to federal employees under the Federal Wage System (FWS) for 2017.

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Financial Fitness: Your New Year’s Resolution

By on January 10, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Financial Fitness: Your New Year’s Resolution

For many people, the new year represents a fresh start. The author provides some suggestions on how to develop long lasting financial goals to put you on a path towards a comfortable retirement.

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