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Failure At Every Level For US Ships Captured By Iran

Filed in Headlines, News by on June 30, 2016 Comments

A new report by military investigators just released found that the 10 sailors captured by Iranians in January suffered from “failed leadership” at all levels.

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Which Agencies Have the Happiest SES Employees?

Filed in News by on June 22, 2016 Comments

A new report ranks federal agencies by the level of job satisfaction expressed by employees in the Senior Executive Service.

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New Law Strikes ‘Derogatory and Antiquated’ Terms from Federal Law Books

Filed in News by on June 2, 2016 Comments

A bill recently signed into law strikes words from federal law books such as “Negro,” “American Indian,” and “Oriental.” The term “illegal aliens” is still being debated in Congress.

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2017 Pay: Will No Congressional Pay Raise Impact Federal Employees?

Filed in News by on May 19, 2016 Comments

Congress has not had a pay raise since 2009 and is unlikely to have one in 2017. Should Congress receive a pay raise? Will this impact any federal employee pay raise in 2017? Take the survey within the article and express your opinion.

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House Issues Censure Resolution for IRS Commissioner

Filed in News by on May 19, 2016 Comments

The battle between the House and the IRS continues as House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) has filed a resolution to formally censure IRS Commissioner John Koskinen and strip him of his government pension.

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Reforming Retiree Health Insurance May Start with Mandatory Medicare, But May Not End There

Filed in News by on May 16, 2016 Comments

A House Committee hearing last week looked at reforming the health benefits for postal employees in an effort to deal with the Postal Service’s massive and ongoing financial losses. Could moving postal workers to Medicare ultimately force other federal employees onto this system as well?

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Presidential Race Continues to Narrow – Whom Do You Support?

Filed in News by on May 11, 2016 Comments

The field of presidential candidates has continued to shrink since the Indiana primaries. Who is your top choice for president among the presumptive final candidates in the November election?

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FedSmith.com Users Overwhelmingly Disagree with $20 Bill Redesign

Filed in News by on May 4, 2016 Comments

We asked our users in a recent survey if they agreed with the Treasury Department’s decision to redesign the $20 and $5 bills to feature new historical figures. Here is what you told us.

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