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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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VA Medical Center Employee Charged With Distributing Heroin

on January 6, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
A sheriff’s department in West Virginia arrested an employee of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg for allegedly dealing heroin – the second such arrest in three years.

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Is Your State’s Driver’s License TSA Compliant?

on January 6, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Are you planning to travel soon? Be sure your state's driver's license will continue to get you past TSA security checkpoints. The agency has begun alerting travelers about an impending deadline for new ID requirements.  

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Postal Service to Stop Offering Services at Staples

on January 5, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
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?

By on January 5, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Q&A with 0 Comments
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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