Tag: Current Events

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

Filed in Headlines 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 Headlines 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 Headlines, 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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What’s Next for OPM?

Filed in News by on July 26, 2015 Comments

The recent data breaches have put the Office of Personnel Management into a deep hole. The author looks at some deliberate steps he says OPM must take to begin resolving its current predicament and eventually emerge as a better and more effective agency.

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What the Heck is Going On at FAA?

Filed in News by on July 20, 2015 Comments

What is going on with the Federal Aviation Administration labor relations program? A recent resignation brings the situation into the public eye.

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Is Federal Employee Morale Lower Than Usual?

Filed in News by on July 15, 2015 Comments

The author says that over the last few years it seems the pride of public service has come under strain from changes to internal processes. He analyzes why he thinks this is the case as well as points out some reasons federal workers have to be optimistic despite the apparently lower morale.

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OPM Director Archuleta Resigns in Wake of Data Breaches

Filed in News by on July 10, 2015 Comments

Katherine Archuleta is resigning as OPM director in the wake of the recent data breaches that hit the agency’s computer systems according to a White House official.

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