No Quorum at MSPB Will Halt Decisions on Federal Employee Petitions

By on January 5, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
No Quorum at MSPB Will Halt Decisions on Federal Employee Petitions

There will no longer be a quorum at the MSPB later this week. This means decisions on Petitions for Review cannot be issued. Here is the situation.

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Latest Phoenix VA Whistleblower Alleges Retaliation

on January 5, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
An employee at the Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Phoenix says that he has been retaliated against for reporting that patients were dying while waiting for care.

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How To Quickly Reduce Federal Employee Salaries and Agency Programs

By on January 4, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
How To Quickly Reduce Federal Employee Salaries and Agency Programs

As the public was told in 2008, elections have consequences. The new administration will have different priorities than the Obama administration. One new Congressional rule will allow cutting the workforce or cutting federal employee salaries in specific agencies.

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Three Crucial Retirement Planning Tips for 2017

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Three Crucial Retirement Planning Tips for 2017

The start of a new year is often a time when we make plans for a better future. The author lists what she sees as the three most critical planning tips of a solid retirement plan for federal employees.

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Trump Team Seeks Agency Records On Border Barriers, Surveillance

on January 4, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
In a wide-ranging request for documents and analysis, President-elect Donald Trump's transition team asked the Department of Homeland Security last month to assess all assets available for border wall and barrier construction.

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EPA Asks Its Employees for Their Sexual Orientation

on January 4, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The Environmental Protection Agency is asking all its employees whether they are straight, gay, or “something else” in an effort to create a more “inclusive” workplace.

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House Votes to Have Reprimands Remain Permanently on VA Employees’ Records

By on January 3, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
House Votes to Have Reprimands Remain Permanently on VA Employees’ Records

The House has voted to pass a bill that would make reprimands remain permanently on a VA employee’s record.

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How Inauguration Day Will Impact Washington

on January 3, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Federal employees in the Washington, DC area will soon have a holiday for Inauguration Day, but how will the large anticipated crowds impact those attending the event?

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Will Retiring in the Middle of December Lower My FERS Pension?

By on January 3, 2017 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
Will Retiring in the Middle of December Lower My FERS Pension?

I understand that there is often a “best date” to retire to maximize one’s pension, but I want to retire in the middle of December 2017 to take my family on vacation. What effect will that have on my FERS pension?

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All TSP Funds Show Positive Returns for Federal Employees in 2016

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All TSP Funds Show Positive Returns for Federal Employees in 2016

Which TSP funds performed the best in 2016? Here are the results for the year.

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