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Legislation Introduced to Facilitate the Removal Process of Federal Employees

By on July 17, 2016 in Human Resources with 32 Comments
Legislation Introduced to Facilitate the Removal Process of Federal Employees

A bill recently introduced in the House of Representatives would limit the amount of time federal employees have to appeal adverse actions. Ironically however, another House bill introduced at the same time would help strengthen protections for whistleblowers.

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Bill Would Offer Some Federal Employees Higher Rates of Pay

By on July 14, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 20 Comments
Bill Would Offer Some Federal Employees Higher Rates of Pay

A bill introduced in the Senate this week would offer incentives to expand federal hiring in remote areas in which federal agencies are facing challenges to hire employees to fill job vacancies.

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House Postpones Consideration of WEP Reform Bill

By on July 13, 2016 in Retirement with 29 Comments
House Postpones Consideration of WEP Reform Bill

The House Ways and Means Committee has not advanced a bill that would have reformed the Windfall Elimination Provision as it applies to Social Security benefits of federal employees.

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Senate Introduces Legislation to Make It Easier to Fire VA Employees

By on July 13, 2016 in Agency News, Human Resources with 5 Comments
Senate Introduces Legislation to Make It Easier to Fire VA Employees

Companion legislation has been introduced in the Senate to accompany a House bill that would expedite the removal process of VA employees for poor performance or misconduct.

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GOP Senators Move to Ban State Department Officials From Using Private Email Servers

By on July 12, 2016 in News with 37 Comments

Legislation has been introduced in the Senate that would prohibit all State Department officials from using private email accounts and servers to handle sensitive and classified information going forward.

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Bill Passes House to Block Performance Awards for Many Senior Execs

By on July 11, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 9 Comments
Bill Passes House to Block Performance Awards for Many Senior Execs

An appropriations bill passed by the House contains an amendment that would ban performance bonus payments for many senior executives. The Senior Executives Association is confident the prohibition against bonuses will be removed before being signed into law.

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

By on July 10, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 31 Comments
2017 Pay Raise Silently Advances, But House Bill Would Block Some Bonuses

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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Struggling With Your Commute Because of the Metro Repairs? This Bill May Help

By on July 8, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 5 Comments
Struggling With Your Commute Because of the Metro Repairs? This Bill May Help

Federal workers struggling with their commutes in the Washington, DC area due to Metro’s SafeTrack repairs could get some reprieve from a bill that has been introduced in the House of Representatives.

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Senators Want to Take Away Hillary Clinton’s Security Clearance

By on July 7, 2016 in News with 104 Comments
Senators Want to Take Away Hillary Clinton’s Security Clearance

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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House Passes Package of Reforms Aimed at Federal Agencies and Employees

By on July 7, 2016 in News with 15 Comments

The House of Representatives passed a legislation package today that aims to tackle a myriad of issues from banning federal employees from watching pornography at work and using unsecured private email servers to conduct government business to extending the probationary period for some federal workers.

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