Tag: Current Events

Despite Legal Threats, Membership In Federal Unions Shows Growth

Filed in News by on March 15, 2016 Comments

Federal unions showed the largest growth rate in membership since 2008 according to recent BLS data. The author points out, however, that federal unions have been under attack from various laws and court cases which he says presents a long term challenge for unions going forward.

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Recent Budget Proposal Omitted Cut to Federal Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Filed in News by on March 10, 2016 Comments

The big news for federal employees in the President’s recently released budget proposal was that it called for a 1.6% pay raise for the federal workforce, however, the author notes that there is a lesser known albeit important part of the budget that also affects federal workers.

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MSPB Cites New Record in Number of Cases Handled

Filed in News by on March 9, 2016 Comments

In its annual report, the MSPB cites record-setting case processing actions and decisions. Publicity for the quasi-judicial agency has not all been favorable though.

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How Republican Candidates For President Might Impact Federal Employees

Filed in News by on February 29, 2016 Comments

Cutting government spending and reducing our federal debt is a frequent topic addressed by Republican presidential candidates. Here are some specifics from the leading candidates and how this could impact the federal workforce.

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OPM CIO Donna Seymour Resigns

Filed in News by on February 22, 2016 Comments

The Office of Personnel Management’s Chief Information Officer, Donna Seymour, has announced her retirement after mounting pressure for her to step down over her role in the data breaches that hit the agency’s computer networks.

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Volatility in the TSP Funds

Filed in News by on February 16, 2016 Comments

With the stock market dropping, have you started to panic? The recent volatility has left many federal employees worried about their Thrift Savings Plan holdings. The author explains what causes market volatility and what federal employees should consider doing when the stock market heads south as it has done recently.

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Postal Service Reports a Profit of $307 Million in Q1

Filed in News by on February 9, 2016 Comments

The Postal Service reported a net profit of $307 million in the first quarter of 2016, a significant milestone for the agency which has suffered from heavy financial losses for the past several years.

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What Politicians are Promising Federal Employees If Elected

Filed in 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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