2017 FEHB Premiums for Self + 1

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2017 FEHB Premiums for Self + 1

How much money, if any, can you save with the Self Plus One option under FEHB? The author provides some comparison data for 2017 between the Self, Self Plus One, and Family options.

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Alexander Acosta Nominated to be Labor Secretary

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Moving quickly to fill the void left after his first pick withdrew, President Trump on Thursday nominated law school dean and former federal prosecutor Alexander Acosta for labor secretary.

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Want to Take on the Trump Administration? These Congressmen Have Released a Guide to Help You

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Want to Take on the Trump Administration? These Congressmen Have Released a Guide to Help You

Two Congressmen have released a guide for federal employees which they say helps to foster a “safe and responsible disclosure of information” to fight back against a “communications blackout” they say has been employed by the Trump administration.

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Leaking Information, Federal Employees and Political Ideology

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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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