Contingency Plan for FLTCIP? OPM Says It Doesn’t Need One

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Contingency Plan for FLTCIP? OPM Says It Doesn’t Need One

A recent IG report said OPM needs a contingency plan for the FLTCIP. OPM says that is much ado about nothing.

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Documents Provide Insight Into the EPA’s $43,000 Phone Booth

on April 21, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Documents Provide Insight Into the EPA’s $43,000 Phone Booth Documents obtained by CBS News offer a more detailed view into how the controversial $43,000 phone booth for EPA administrator Scott Pruitt came to be. One person said the project "appears to be taking on a life of its own," while another commented "It is a legal purchase but will be scrutinized."

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Lance Armstrong and the Postal Service

By on April 20, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments

Former cyclist Lance Armstrong has agreed to pay the United States $5 million to settle a lawsuit around a sponsorship agreement he had with the Postal Service.

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Congressional Term Limits Without a Constitutional Amendment

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Congressional Term Limits Without a Constitutional Amendment

A bill has been introduced in an attempt to limit the time an elected representative would likely serve in Congress without requiring a Constitutional amendment.

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Tax Freedom Day is April 19

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Tax Freedom Day is April 19

Tax Freedom Day falls on April 19 this year. What is the significance of this event?

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Is Pay for Performance Coming?

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Is Pay for Performance Coming?

Is pay for performance coming anytime soon to government? The author is doubtful despite saying that he thinks such a system could work if done correctly.

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IRS Says All Systems Running Normally After Tax Day Failure

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IRS Says All Systems Running Normally After Tax Day Failure

The IRS said its processing systems are fully operational again after an outage yesterday prevented many taxpayers from filing their returns.

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TSP and Combat Zone Pay

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TSP and Combat Zone Pay

I contributed to the Thrift Savings Plan from tax exempt combat zone pay. What will happen when I begin withdrawing money from the TSP?

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Agency Administration: Highest Paid Federal Jobs in HR and EEO

Agency Administration: Highest Paid Federal Jobs in HR and EEO

Where are the highest paid federal positions in human resources and EEO? Here are the agencies with the highest paid employees for each of these categories.

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EPA IG Says Chief of Staff Approved Controversial Pay Raises

By on April 17, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
EPA IG Says Chief of Staff Approved Controversial Pay Raises

A new IG report shows that the EPA’s Chief of Staff signed off on the controversial pay raises for two of Scott Pruitt’s closest aides.

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