Whistleblower Wins at Appeals Court

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Whistleblower Wins at Appeals Court

Finding that the Government failed to justify reassignment of a Department of Justice whistleblower, the appeals court has bounced his appeal back to MSPB and ordered the Government to pay his costs.

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Paid Time for Union Activity and Government Efficiency

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Paid Time for Union Activity and Government Efficiency

How much time and money are spent at the VA on official time? GAO finds no consistent reporting system.

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EPA Under Attack

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The Environmental Protection Agency is facing its toughest test since the regulatory agency opened its doors in 1970.

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First Agency Up for Elimination: Election Assistance Commission

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First Agency Up for Elimination: Election Assistance Commission

The Election Assistance Commission (EAC) is targeted for elimination in a new House bill.

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Devos Confirmed as Education Secretary

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The Senate on Tuesday confirmed school choice advocate Betsy DeVos as Education secretary by the narrowest of margins, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie in a historic vote.

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Deferred Retirement for a Departing Federal Employee

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Deferred Retirement for a Departing Federal Employee

These are some facts about deferred retirement that could be critical for a federal employee.

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Be Aware of TSP Spousal Beneficiary Rules

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Be Aware of TSP Spousal Beneficiary Rules

A TSP participant can designate anyone as a beneficiary to a TSP account, however, only a spousal beneficiary can choose to leave the funds in TSP. The author says it’s important to understand all implications of a spousal beneficiary deciding to keep funds inside of the TSP.

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Navy’s ‘Diversity Road Map’ Lays Foundation For Multiethnic Force Protected Against Discrimination

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The Navy has issued its last major directive of the Barack Obama era with a “diversity road map” that paves the way for a multiethnic force of sailors and civilians who are protected against discrimination based on “gender identity” or “sex stereotyping.”

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After Trump: A Surge of Federal Employees Leaving Government?

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After Trump: A Surge of Federal Employees Leaving Government?

With a significant percentage of federal employees indicating they may quit if Donald Trump should be elected, the number of retirement claims should have surged more than usual in January. That did not happen.

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Some IRS Employees Cheated On Their Taxes And Agency Let Most Keep Their Jobs

on February 6, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
More than half of IRS employees found to have intentionally cheated on their taxes last year were allowed to keep their jobs, according to numbers released by the inspector general that suggest the agency is still reluctant to punish its own staffers for breaking tax laws.

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