Salary Council Recommends More Locality Pay Areas

By on October 23, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Salary Council Recommends More Locality Pay Areas

The Federal Salary Council has made a number of recommendations for expanding and increasing federal locality pay.

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The Tale of the $1,300 Coffee Cups

By on October 23, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The Tale of the $1,300 Coffee Cups

A Senator has raised questions about the Air Force’s purchase of over $50,000 worth of cups to reheat liquid during flights.

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Too Little, Too Late

By on October 23, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Too Little, Too Late

The appeals court sustained an arbitration decision upholding removal of a Senior Corrections Officer from his job due to his unacceptable fraternization with two female inmates.

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TSA Whistleblower Says He Was Mocked, Pushed Out After Flagging Sexual Harassment

on October 23, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Mark Livingston is suing the Department of Homeland Security after he says he was unfairly sidelined at TSA for standing up to bosses who bullied and harassed women.

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The ‘Best’ Retirement Dates in 2019

By on October 22, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
The ‘Best’ Retirement Dates in 2019

What are the “best” dates to retire in 2019? The author offers some important considerations for FERS and CSRS federal employees.

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What Happens When I Cannot Do My Job Even With a Reasonable Accommodation?

By on October 22, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
What Happens When I Cannot Do My Job Even With a Reasonable Accommodation?

In order to be entitled to a reasonable accommodation, you need to be a qualified disabled employee, but what does it mean to be “qualified?”

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Should DOT Regulate ‘Emotional Support Animals’?

By on October 21, 2018 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Should DOT Regulate ‘Emotional Support Animals’?

More people are bringing untrained pets into public for “emotional support,” but it’s leading to problems and more calls for regulation.

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When Will the COLA Increase Appear in My Annuity Check?

By on October 19, 2018 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
When Will the COLA Increase Appear in My Annuity Check?

I am a federal retiree. When will I see the annual COLA increase in my annuity payments?

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VA Says Morale is Improving Among its Employees

By on October 19, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
VA Says Morale is Improving Among its Employees

There is a positive trend in morale among VA employees according to the latest employee feedback survey results.

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Dos and Don’ts for Feds Planning Their Next Cruise

By on October 18, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Dos and Don’ts for Feds Planning Their Next Cruise

The latter part of the year is often a popular time to plan a vacation. Here are some tips on how to get discounts on your next cruise.

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