Presidents and the Federal Workforce

By on December 9, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Presidents and the Federal Workforce

The author says it is important for presidents to remember that federal employees are an asset that can help an administration if treated properly.

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IG Labels CSRS Improper Payments ‘High-Risk’

By on December 8, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
IG Labels CSRS Improper Payments ‘High-Risk’

A recent OPM Inspector General’s report said that improper payments made under federal employee retirement systems represent a “high risk.”

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Apple Launches Discount Program for Veterans and Military

By on December 7, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Apple Launches Discount Program for Veterans and Military

Apple has launched a discount program for active duty military and veterans with discounts on many of its products including iPhone and Apple Watches.

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No Shutdown for Now, But What About a Pay Raise?

By on December 6, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
No Shutdown for Now, But What About a Pay Raise?

Congress passed a stopgap spending bill to avoid a partial shutdown. Where does this leave the possibility of a pay raise?

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Postal Workers Claim USPS Managers Force Them To Falsify Package Deliveries

on December 6, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
United States Postal Service employees are saying that USPS managers force employees to falsify delivery information on packages, in order to keep up with on-time delivery rates according to a report from a Utah news station.

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Despite More New Claims Than Usual, Retirement Backlog Drops in November

By on December 6, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Despite More New Claims Than Usual, Retirement Backlog Drops in November

Despite a higher number of new claims in the month than usual, OPM made a modest reduction in November’s retirement backlog.

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TSP Announces End of Year Processing Schedule

By on December 6, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
TSP Announces End of Year Processing Schedule

The Thrift Savings Plan has announced its year-end processing schedule with details on how transactions will be handled as 2018 draws to a close.

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Best Medicare and FEHB Plan Choices for 2019

By on December 6, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Best Medicare and FEHB Plan Choices for 2019

Medicare can work well in conjunction with some FEHB plans. Here is some important information to consider when selecting benefits for the coming year.

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6 New Locality Pay Areas Coming in 2019

By on December 5, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
6 New Locality Pay Areas Coming in 2019

OPM has issued a final rule to add six new locality pay areas in 2019 that will impact roughly 70,000 federal employees.

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Task Force Recommends No More Pay Bargaining for USPS

By on December 5, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Task Force Recommends No More Pay Bargaining for USPS

The Postal Service Task Force suggests changes such as reforming pay and adding new revenue streams to shore up the agency’s ailing finances.

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