Tag: Current Events

Dubious Distinction: Agencies With Employees on “Discreet Encounters” Website

Filed in Headlines, News by on August 24, 2015 Comments

Which federal civilian agency has the largest number of federal employees who signed up for “discreet encounters” with a website that has now been hacked? Here is the ranking of federal agencies.

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Federal Whistleblowing Case Results In 2 Deaths

Filed in News by on August 22, 2015 Comments

A former federal employee with the Bureau of Labor Statistics entered a federal building in New York last week and killed both a security guard and himself, perhaps out of frustration with the loss of his federal job from his whistleblower status.

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Lack of Legal Protections Threaten Federal Employees’ Retirement Savings

Filed in News by on August 17, 2015 Comments

Are the funds inside of your TSP account being put in jeopardy by financial advisors who aren’t looking out for your best interests? This matter was discussed at a Department of Labor hearing last week on a proposed rule change governing the conduct of financial advisors.

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Federal Hiring Slows In June But Up For The Year

Filed in News by on August 13, 2015 Comments

How many federal employees were hired in June, and how many left federal service? How does this compare to the private sector? Recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics provide some answers.

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Vehicle Hits Barricade at U.S. Capitol: Taken Into Custody

Filed in Headline Archives by on July 31, 2015 Comments

Police are investigating after a man crashed a vehicle Friday morning into a barricade on the south side of the U.S. Capitol grounds.

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Millions Of OPM Cyber-Victims Still Not Protected

Filed in Headline Archives by on July 31, 2015 Comments

The vast majority of the more than 20 million affected people still have not been officially notified that their information was exposed.

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FRTIB Director Gives His Blessing for Adding Mutual Fund Option to the TSP

Filed in News by on July 27, 2015 Comments

The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, the group that oversees the Thrift Savings Plan, has given the green light to begin the process of adding mutual funds as an investment option to the TSP.

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Which States Have Gained the Most Federal Jobs?

Filed in News by on July 26, 2015 Comments

Contrary to popular opinion, employment in the Federal sector has grown since it hit its low in October 2014, albeit at a much smaller rate. The author provides some details on the federal employment situation and looks at a state by state breakdown of federal employment trends.

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