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Giving Thanks for Federal Workers

By on November 22, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Giving Thanks for Federal Workers

The author gives thanks to the federal workforce in honor of the work they do.

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1.9 Percent Raise for Federal Employees Moving Forward

By on November 22, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
1.9 Percent Raise for Federal Employees Moving Forward

Congress is again punting on taking a role in determining the 2018 federal employee pay raise. Here is the latest on the raise issue.

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2 Simple Things Feds Can Do To Be Far Healthier At Work

By on November 21, 2017 in Leadership with 0 Comments
2 Simple Things Feds Can Do To Be Far Healthier At Work

Sitting for long periods of time doing office work can be detrimental to your health in the long term. These are two simple tips to help improve your health when working in an office environment.

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Arbitration: The Seven Tests of ‘Just Cause’

By on November 21, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Arbitration: The Seven Tests of ‘Just Cause’

The author describes a seven part standard for analyzing the discipline or discharge of an employee which can help with upholding these types of decisions.

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TSP Modernization Act is Now Law

By on November 20, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
TSP Modernization Act is Now Law

The TSP Modernization Act, a bill allowing federal employees to make multiple age-based or post-separation withdrawals from the TSP, has now become law.

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Extending Federal Employee Probation to Two Years?

By on November 20, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Extending Federal Employee Probation to Two Years?

A bill has been favorably reported by committee to significantly increase the length of a probationary period for a federal employee.

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Executive Order Narrows the Scope for Labor Negotiations at Federal Agencies

By on November 20, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Executive Order Narrows the Scope for Labor Negotiations at Federal Agencies

The National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations no longer exists. Where does this leave federal employee unions and the workers they represent?

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Lerner, Paz Want IRS Testimony Sealed Permanently

on November 20, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Lerner, Paz Want IRS Testimony Sealed Permanently Former IRS executive Lois G. Lerner told a federal court last week that members of her family, including “young children,” face death threats and a real risk of physical harm if her explanation of the tea party targeting scandal becomes public.

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Determining Your Medicare Part B Premium Cost Has Gotten More Complicated

By on November 19, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Determining Your Medicare Part B Premium Cost Has Gotten More Complicated

The 2018 Medicare Part B premiums have been released, but the formula for figuring them out has become more complex.

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EPA Paid Almost $700k for Parking Spaces That Went Unused

By on November 19, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
EPA Paid Almost $700k for Parking Spaces That Went Unused

A recent IG report found that the EPA paid almost $700,000 for subsidized employee parking spaces that went unused over a two year period.

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