Zinke Fires Four DOI Employees in a First Step Effort to Change Agency’s Culture

By on December 15, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has fired four employees in what he promises to be a culture change to root out what he called “a cancer” plaguing the agency.

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Documentation is Key for Federal Employees Taking Prescription Opioids

By on December 14, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Documentation is Key for Federal Employees Taking Prescription Opioids

Federal employees who take prescription opioids are facing tougher scrutiny. Here is important information to remember for mandatory drug testing.

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Pay Freeze for Federal Employees in 2019?

By on December 14, 2017 in Agency News, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Pay Freeze for Federal Employees in 2019?

A new report based on a leaked whistleblower document says that the Trump administration intends to seek a pay freeze for all civilian federal employees in 2019.

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Why Are Current Federal Employees Not Getting the Same Raise as Federal Retirees?

By on December 13, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Q&A with 0 Comments
Why Are Current Federal Employees Not Getting the Same Raise as Federal Retirees?

Federal retirees will get a higher pay raise next year than what is proposed for current federal employees. I feel this is unfair; why is this the case?

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Federal Employees, Government Shutdown and Celebrating Christmas

By on December 13, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Federal Employees, Government Shutdown and Celebrating Christmas

Are federal employees going to have an extra paid day off at Christmas? It is unlikely unless it is due to a government shutdown.

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Maximized Pension vs Survivor Protection: A Fresh Take on an Age Old Debate

By on December 12, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Maximized Pension vs Survivor Protection: A Fresh Take on an Age Old Debate

Is the Surviving Spouse Benefit a good buy for federal employees? Here are some considerations.

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TSP Announces Its Year End Processing Schedule

By on December 12, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
TSP Announces Its Year End Processing Schedule

The Thrift Savings Plan has announced its year end processing schedule.

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Treasury Suspends Investment Into Federal Employee Retirement Funds to Avoid Hitting Debt Ceiling

By on December 11, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Treasury Suspends Investment Into Federal Employee Retirement Funds to Avoid Hitting Debt Ceiling

The Treasury Department has announced it will no longer be able to fully invest in two federal employee retirement funds to avoid hitting the debt ceiling.

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Attacking Federal Employee Salaries at CFPB

By on December 11, 2017 in Agency News, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Attacking Federal Employee Salaries at CFPB

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is one of the highest paying agencies in government. Legislation has been introduced that would change that.

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Military Special Victims Counsel Program: Well-intentioned but Constitutionally Flawed

By on December 11, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Military Special Victims Counsel Program: Well-intentioned but Constitutionally Flawed

The author says that while well-intentioned, the military’s use of Special Victim’s Counsels to aid sexual assault victims can create a Constitutional dilemma.

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