Tag: Agency News

TSP Contribution Limits Unchanged in 2016

Filed in News by on October 22, 2015 Comments

The Internal Revenue Service has announced the annual contribution limits for the Thrift Savings Plan and other similar retirement/pension plan contributions for 2016, most of which are unchanged from 2015.

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57% of Federal Employees Are Satisfied with Their Pay

Filed in News by on October 8, 2015 Comments

The Office of Personnel Management has released the full results from the 2015 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. Responses indicate that federal employees are increasingly satisfied with their pay.

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Federal Employees’ Job Satisfaction Shows Modest Improvement

Filed in News by on September 29, 2015 Comments

The results from the 2015 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey are in, and they show slight improvements in the overall scores for both employee engagement and global satisfaction. Read on to see which agencies had the best overall scores.

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50th Anniversary Celebration of a Little Known Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency

Filed in News by on September 28, 2015 Comments

The Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. The author describes how this agency operates and also a recent discrimination case it oversaw against a federal contractor.

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“I Saw the Elephant” (in 1850)

Filed in News by on September 9, 2015 Comments

Many Americans are ignorant about our history. A facility in Wyoming brings to life the sacrifices and hardships from the 500,000 pioneers who crossed the country on foot, in covered wagons and on horseback to settle the West.

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OPM’s Retirement Applications Backlog Remains Nearly Unchanged in August

Filed in News by on September 8, 2015 Comments

According to the latest available data from the Office of Personnel Management, the agency’s outstanding backlog of retirement applications was left relatively unchanged over the last month.

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Postal Service Reports $586 Million Net Loss for Spring Quarter

Filed in News by on August 10, 2015 Comments

The Postal Service reported a net loss of $586 million for the third quarter of FY 2015, an improvement over the same period last year.

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OPM’s Retirement Backlog Grows by 13% in July

Filed in News by on August 6, 2015 Comments

If you are a federal employee planning to retire soon and were hoping for a quick turn around on your retirement application, you may be in for some bad news: the outstanding backlog of retirement applications at the Office of Personnel Management grew by just over 13% in July.

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