Federal Employee Antidiscrimination Act of 2017 Passes House Unanimously

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Federal Employee Antidiscrimination Act of 2017 Passes House Unanimously

The House recently passed legislation that would provide greater protection to victims of discrimination and accountability within the federal government.

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What Impact Will the Proposed Cuts to Our Benefits Have on Me?

By on July 20, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
What Impact Will the Proposed Cuts to Our Benefits Have on Me?

I am concerned about proposed cuts to my benefits. What will this mean for my salary and what can I do in the meantime?

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TSP Modernization Act Reported Out of House Committee

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TSP Modernization Act Reported Out of House Committee

A bill that would allow federal employees to make multiple withdrawals from their TSP accounts has taken another step forward in the House.

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Federal Employees Saving History in Skagway

By on July 20, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Federal Employees Saving History in Skagway

The National Park facility in Skagway, AK is a busy location in summer. This is a look at the town’s history and why the NPS has a facility there.

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The Hatch Act, Unions and Postal Service

By on July 19, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The Hatch Act, Unions and Postal Service

According to the OSC, the Postal Service took action to assist a union’s political activity in violation of the Hatch Act.

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House Budget Committee Targets Federal Employee Pensions

By on July 19, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
House Budget Committee Targets Federal Employee Pensions

The House Budget Committee’s 2018 budget proposal suggests reforming civil service pensions to “put them on a better fiscal path.”

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Legislation Would Expand Salaries for Newer Federal Employees

By on July 18, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Legislation Would Expand Salaries for Newer Federal Employees

Legislation has been introduced to cut the mandatory amount some federal employees contribute to their retirement programs by 3.6%.

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What Happens to Your Benefits If You Leave Before You Are Eligible for Retirement?

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What Happens to Your Benefits If You Leave Before You Are Eligible for Retirement?

What happens to your federal benefits if you leave before you are eligible to retire? Here is a summary.

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Foreign Workers: More, Fewer, or No Change?

By on July 18, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Foreign Workers: More, Fewer, or No Change?

Proposed legislation would allow states to tailor foreign worker visa programs to suit their needs rather than the federal government.

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Union Exec: EPA Has Sent Over 1,000 Buyout Notices to Employees

By on July 18, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Union Exec: EPA Has Sent Over 1,000 Buyout Notices to Employees

The EPA has sent buyout notices to over 1,000 agency employees according to a local AFGE executive.

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