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Hired at 2 Agencies But Not Showing Up

By on February 23, 2017 in Agency News, Court Cases with 0 Comments
Hired at 2 Agencies But Not Showing Up

A contractor “working” for OPM and NSA billed both agencies but wasn’t showing up at either one. Someone noticed. He has been sentenced to community service and paying $70,000 back to the government.

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OPM Releases Additional Hiring Freeze Guidance

By on February 13, 2017 in Human Resources, Q&A with 0 Comments

The Office of Personnel Management has provided an extensive list of questions and answers with additional guidance about the hiring freeze.

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Deferred Retirement for a Departing Federal Employee

By on February 7, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Deferred Retirement for a Departing Federal Employee

These are some facts about deferred retirement that could be critical for a federal employee.

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OPM’s Retirement Backlog Surges 53% in January

By on February 6, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
OPM’s Retirement Backlog Surges 53% in January

The annual surge of retiring federal employees to kick off the new year has led to a sizable increase in OPM’s backlog of retirement applications.

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New OPM Guidance Details Allowable Exemptions Under Hiring Freeze

By on February 1, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
New OPM Guidance Details Allowable Exemptions Under Hiring Freeze

OPM has released additional guidance on the hiring freeze which provides more detail on allowed exemptions.

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Time for Another Emergency Preparedness Survey?

By on January 24, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Time for Another Emergency Preparedness Survey?

It’s been over 10 years since OPM released an emergency preparedness survey. The author says its past time for developing another one.

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OPM Urges Agencies to Let Federal Employees Telework During Inauguration Week

By on January 17, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM Urges Agencies to Let Federal Employees Telework During Inauguration Week

OPM is encouraging agencies to let federal employees in the DC area telework this week to help alleviate traffic congestion related to Inauguration Day ceremonies.

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Outgoing OPM Chief Hits Incoming GOP Policies

on January 17, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Outgoing OPM Chief Hits Incoming GOP Policies As she leaves office, outgoing OPM director Beth Cobert cautioned against a broad hiring freeze of the kind that Trump has proposed.

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Why is Inauguration Day Treated Differently Than Other Holidays?

By on January 16, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Q&A with 0 Comments
Why is Inauguration Day Treated Differently Than Other Holidays?

Can you explain why Inauguration Day is treated differently than other legal public holidays, for “in lieu of” purposes? Some of OPM’s guidance on the holiday is perplexing.

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OPM Authorizes Temporary Appointments For Trump Nominees

By on January 11, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

OPM has issued guidance to allow appointing Trump administration nominees to start working while awaiting Senate confirmation.

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