OPM’s Retirement Backlog Surges 53% in January

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OPM’s Retirement Backlog Surges 53% in January

The annual surge of retiring federal employees to kick off the new year has led to a sizable increase in OPM’s backlog of retirement applications.

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Removal of Federal Employees for Misconduct or Performance

By on February 6, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Removal of Federal Employees for Misconduct or Performance

The Merit Act of 2017 would make it much easier to fire a federal employee. Here are the details of this recently introduced legislation and what it would mean for the federal workforce.

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Business as Usual at NASA

on February 6, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Two weeks into the administration of President Donald Trump, NASA’s acting administrator said there have yet to be any major changes to the agency’s activities or any indication of when such changes might come.

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Life Without Civil Service Protections? Ask Georgia

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Life Without Civil Service Protections? Ask Georgia

With its 20-year history of civil service reform, Georgia provides insights into how federal civil service may change under the Trump administration.

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Federal Workers Finding Creative Ways to Push Back Against Trump Administration

By on February 5, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Federal Workers Finding Creative Ways to Push Back Against Trump Administration

Many federal employees are unhappy about the election of Donald Trump as president. There are organized movements taking place within the federal workforce to collectively voice opposition to the new administration’s polices.

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How Some Federal Employees Can Avoid a 10% Penalty on TSP Withdrawals

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How Some Federal Employees Can Avoid a 10% Penalty on TSP Withdrawals

Certain categories of federal annuitants can now make penalty free withdrawals from the Thrift Savings Plan. Here is how to avoid incurring this 10% penalty.

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New Military Retirement System Has Big Changes

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New Military Retirement System Has Big Changes

A new military retirement system is going into effect. Here is how it will work.

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DoD Releases Hiring Freeze Guidance

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DoD Releases Hiring Freeze Guidance

The Defense Department has issued agency-specific guidance on the hiring freeze. The author provides a complete breakdown of the details.

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IRS Moves To Revoke Passports For Unpaid Taxes

on February 3, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
If you happen to have seriously delinquent tax debt, a new law says the IRS can notify the State Department who is then unlikely to grant a passport.

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Legislation Introduced to Abolish the EPA

By on February 3, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments

Legislation has been introduced in the House to abolish the Environmental Protection Agency.

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