Not Receiving Our Emails?

If you previously signed up for our free email lists but are not receiving them, failed delivery attempts may have disabled your subscription. Check the status and re-enable your subscriptions on the subscription management page.

What The Latest Social Security Numbers Mean to You

By on January 9, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
What The Latest Social Security Numbers Mean to You

The author suggests that the consequences of Social Security will arrive much sooner than the experts are predicting and says that we may actually have to repay the Trust Fund.

Continue Reading »

Federal Workers Worry About Their Jobs Under President Trump

on January 9, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Federal workers nationwide are bracing for reductions in head counts, civil service protections and salaries when President-elect Donald Trump and Congress turn their attention to government spending later this year.

Continue Reading »

Congress Returns to Second Ethics Fracas In 2 Weeks

on January 9, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Republican leaders are moving forward with 10 confirmation picks to head federal agencies despite a federal official's warning that some of Trump's picks for the positions haven't been properly vetted.

Continue Reading »

Why Trump Still Hasn’t Named a Leader for the VA

on January 9, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Finding the right person for the job — and someone who actually wants it — remains one of Trump’s biggest challenges less than two weeks before his inauguration.

Continue Reading »

CBO Shows More Effective Means to Reduce the Deficit Than Targeting the Federal Workforce

By on January 8, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
CBO Shows More Effective Means to Reduce the Deficit Than Targeting the Federal Workforce

The Congressional Budget Office has published a list of 115 ways to reduce the federal deficit in the coming years. The author points out that the options which target the federal workforce generally offer smaller deficit reductions than other items on the list.

Continue Reading »

OPM Touts Its Accomplishments During the Obama Administration

By on January 7, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
OPM Touts Its Accomplishments During the Obama Administration

OPM released its exit report last week in which it highlighted accomplishments the agency made over the last eight years.

Continue Reading »

AFGE Will Be Fighting Republican VA Reform Efforts

on January 7, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
President-elect Donald Trump promised to fire incompetent and dishonest Department of Veterans Affairs employees, but he will have to fight the American Federation of Government Employees—the largest federal worker union—every step of the way.

Continue Reading »

Trump Continues Search for VA Secretary

on January 6, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
President-elect Donald Trump continued his search for a candidate to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs this week, meeting with at least two choices for the job.

Continue Reading »

House Votes to Limit Rule Making Authority of Federal Agencies

By on January 6, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
House Votes to Limit Rule Making Authority of Federal Agencies

The House recently passed legislation that would limit the rule making authority of federal agencies.

Continue Reading »

OPM Reduces Retirement Backlog Nearly 6% in December

By on January 6, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
OPM Reduces Retirement Backlog Nearly 6% in December

OPM made an almost 6% reduction in its backlog of outstanding retirement claims to close out 2016.

Continue Reading »

Top