Tag: Current Events

What Politicians are Promising Federal Employees If Elected

Filed in Headlines, News by on February 7, 2016 Comments

What positions have the leading Democratic candidates taken that would impact federal employees? Here is a quick summary.

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Would the American Savings Act Impact the Thrift Savings Plan?

Filed in News by on January 31, 2016 Comments

The American Savings Act would create a new organization that may be popular with many Americans. How would creating such an organization impact the TSP?

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Bills Seek to Curb Misuse of Paid Administrative Leave in Agencies

Filed in News by on January 21, 2016 Comments

Congress is considering two bills to try to curb abuse of administrative leave in agencies sometimes described as a method for agencies to avoid making tough personnel decisions.

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The First Amendment and Public Employees: Supreme Court Reconsiders Limitations

Filed in News by on January 21, 2016 Comments

Federal employees can join a union and pay dues, or they can decide not to join and save their money. Many public sector employees do not have this option. The Supreme Court takes another look at public employees and mandatory union fees. What impact will this case have on federal employees?

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Election Season Heating Up: Which Candidate Do You Support?

Filed in News by on January 19, 2016 Comments

The 2016 presidential election season is getting into high gear with the first primaries coming up soon. Which candidate would you prefer to see as the nominee for president in 2016? Share your opinion in this short survey.

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7 Things Federal Workers Should Watch in 2016

Filed in News by on January 6, 2016 Comments

From the presidential election to possible cuts to the federal workforce, the author discusses things he thinks federal employee should be watching for as we head into the new year.

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Four Hours of Extra Time for Christmas Eve: Generous or Average?

Filed in News by on December 14, 2015 Comments

Which president has been the most generous with time off at Christmas? How do the 4 hours of extra time off this year compare with what has been done in the past when Christmas Eve falls on a Thursday?

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Senator Picks Up Where Coburn Left Off on Reporting Government Waste

Filed in News by on December 1, 2015 Comments

A weight loss program for truck drivers, dead people at SSA, and unused solar panels at the VA – these are just some of the items that Senator James Lankford (R-OK) highlights in a new report on wasteful spending in federal agencies that follows a tradition begun by his predecessor, Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK).

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