New Federal Labor Relations Guidance: Back to the Future?

By on November 21, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
New Federal Labor Relations Guidance: Back to the Future?

OPM has issued new guidance for agencies on reporting labor relations information.

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Apple in Talks to Give Veterans Access to Electronic Medical Records

on November 21, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Apple Inc. is in discussions with the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide portable electronic health records to military veterans, a partnership that would simplify patients’ hospital visits and allow the technology giant to tap millions of new customers, according to people familiar with the effort.

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New Locality Pay Areas Likely for January 2019

By on November 20, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
New Locality Pay Areas Likely for January 2019

What are the latest developments on new locality pay areas for 2019, and where does next year’s pay raise stand?

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Legislation Would Boost COLAs for Some Federal Retirees

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Legislation Would Boost COLAs for Some Federal Retirees

Recently introduced legislation has the potential to increase the size of COLAs paid to some federal retirees.

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Spread Holiday Cheer With Amazing Shopping Deals for Feds

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Spread Holiday Cheer With Amazing Shopping Deals for Feds

These discounts available to federal employees can help save money during the Christmas shopping season.

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Senators Still Concerned About Unexpected Tax Bills for Some Federal Employees

By on November 20, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Senators Still Concerned About Unexpected Tax Bills for Some Federal Employees

Two Senators are again pressing the GSA to do more to help some federal employees who could potentially face an unexpected tax bill.

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Flexible Spending Account Contribution Limits Will be Higher in 2019

By on November 19, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Flexible Spending Account Contribution Limits Will be Higher in 2019

The 2019 contribution limit for flexible spending accounts will see a slight increase over 2018.

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The EEOC Continues to Expand Upon Protections to Disabled Government Workers

By on November 19, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
The EEOC Continues to Expand Upon Protections to Disabled Government Workers

A recent court case illustrates how an obscure law can help protect federal employees from disability discrimination.

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Can You Work Longer in a Position with Mandatory Retirement?

By on November 18, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Can You Work Longer in a Position with Mandatory Retirement?

Some federal positions have mandatory retirement ages, but what if an individual wishes to work longer?

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Supreme Court to Hear Dispute Over Citizenship Question

on November 16, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Supreme Court to Hear Dispute Over Citizenship Question The Supreme Court has agreed to hear oral arguments involving the dispute over adding a citizenship status question to the upcoming 2020 census concerning a challenge brought by a group of states over the decision.

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