Legislation Introduced to Privatize Air Traffic Control

By on June 22, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Legislation Introduced to Privatize Air Traffic Control

Legislation has been introduced in the House to privatize the nation’s air traffic control systems. It failed in the past, but could it succeed this time?

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Is a ‘Herd Mentality’ Damaging Feds’ Retirement Dreams?

By on June 22, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Is a ‘Herd Mentality’ Damaging Feds’ Retirement Dreams?

If you “follow the herd” when investing, it can potentially lead you astray from reaching your retirement goals. The author explains how this can happen.

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NARFE Embroiled In Political Controversy

By on June 22, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments

NARFE is facing a backlash from members for suggesting that its current National President be allowed to seek a third term.

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VA Secretary: Let’s Reform Official Time

By on June 22, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
VA Secretary: Let’s Reform Official Time

346 VA employees work full time on union activities. The VA Secretary says reforming use of official time by unions is necessary. This reform will likely take a long time.

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VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act Tackles the Issue of Firing Insufficient Workers Without Pitfalls

VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act Tackles the Issue of Firing Insufficient Workers Without Pitfalls

The VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act is expected to become law. These are some of the key changes impacting employee disciplinary procedures.

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House Passes Bill That Would Establish Employee Awards Program at DHS

By on June 21, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
House Passes Bill That Would Establish Employee Awards Program at DHS

The House has passed legislation that would create a series of new initiatives to improve the morale of DHS employees.

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It’s Time That FLRA Should Tell Us Some Things

By on June 21, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
It’s Time That FLRA Should Tell Us Some Things

The author says that the FLRA has destroyed its reputation as a neutral body and suggests it may be time for a report about happenings at the agency.

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EPA Officially Ends Employee Gym Membership Benefits

By on June 20, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
EPA Officially Ends Employee Gym Membership Benefits

The EPA has announced that it will be formally ending its fitness benefits program for agency employees.

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Clinical Psychologist Convicted for His Role in $600 Million Social Security Disability Scheme

By on June 20, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Clinical Psychologist Convicted for His Role in $600 Million Social Security Disability Scheme

A clinical psychologist in Kentucky has been convicted for his role in a scheme to defraud the Social Security Administration of more than $600 million.

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OPM Issues Warning About Annuity Scam

By on June 20, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
OPM Issues Warning About Annuity Scam

OPM recently issued an alert about a scam that is targeting the annuities of retired federal employees.

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