Tag: Current Events

Priorities in Trump’s Acceptance Speech and the Federal Workforce

Filed in Headlines, News by on July 22, 2016 Comments

Comments in Donald Trump’s acceptance speech that would directly impact the federal workforce were few in number but give an indication of his priorities. Here is a quick summary.

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Republican Platform Calls for Cutting Federal Workers’ Pay and Benefits

Filed in News by on July 20, 2016 Comments

How would a Republican administration potentially impact federal workers? Here is a summary of the 2016 Republican platform insofar as it would affect federal employees.

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Worst Case Scenario: Proposed Cuts to Federal Pay and Benefits

Filed in News by on July 16, 2016 Comments

A “Comprehensive Policy Agenda for a New Administration in 2017” proposes changes for the federal workforce that would save about $330 billion by 2026. The proposals envision cuts to federal pay and benefits in a number of ways from changes to retirement, the federal leave program, and removing federal workers. Here is a summary.

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2017 Pay Raise Silently Advances, But House Bill Would Block Some Bonuses

Filed in News by on July 10, 2016 Comments

A major funding bill has passed the House for 2017. By not addressing a federal pay raise for most federal employees, the likelihood increases for implementing the largest federal pay raise since 2010, but the bill would also block bonuses for many in the Senior Executive Service.

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Senators Want to Take Away Hillary Clinton’s Security Clearance

Filed in News by on July 7, 2016 Comments

Two Senators think that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton should have her security clearance revoked because of her handling of classified material through the use of a personal email server set up to conduct government business during her tenure as Secretary of State.

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Failure At Every Level For US Ships Captured By Iran

Filed in Headline Archives 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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