Tag: Agency News

Shutdown Doesn’t Slow OPM’s Retirement Processing

Filed in Headline Archives, News by on November 6, 2013

Despite a partial government shutdown in the month of October, the Office of Personnel Managmeent managed to process over 11,000 outstanding retirement applications and lower the backlog.

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2014 Tax Inflation Adjustments

Filed in Headline Archives, News by on November 1, 2013

For tax year 2014, the Internal Revenue Service has announced annual inflation adjustments for more than 40 tax provisions, including the tax rate schedules, and other tax changes.

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IRS Warns of Pervasive Telephone Scam

Filed in Headline Archives, News by on October 31, 2013

The Internal Revenue Service today warned consumers about a sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, throughout the country.

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FAA to Allow Airlines to Expand Use of Personal Electronics

Filed in Headline Archives, News by on October 31, 2013

The Federal Aviation Administration has determined that airlines can safely expand passenger use of Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs) during all phases of flight, and is immediately providing the airlines with implementation guidance.

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How Are Agencies Doing Before MSPB?

Filed in Headline Archives, News by on October 26, 2013

MSPB has published statistics on case handling for the last two years. The numbers for cases before Administrative Judges are remarkably consistent, while full Board cases appear skewed in a different direction. The author suggests advocacy would benefit from some Board studies on the basis for decisions and departure from precedent if indeed such is the case.

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IRS to Delay Tax Filing Season

Filed in Headline Archives, News by on October 22, 2013

The Internal Revenue Service plans to delay the tax-filing season by up to two weeks as a result of the recent government shutdown.

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OPM Issues New “Guidance for Shutdown Furloughs”

Filed in Headline Archives, News by on October 13, 2013

On Friday, October 11, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management updated its Furlough Guidance website with new information on furloughs. Please read this article to get information on obtaining the guidance.

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MSPB to Cease Operations in a Shutdown

Filed in Headline Archives, News by on September 30, 2013

The MSPB has announced that it will cease all operations during a shutdown.

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