House Democrats Seeking Information on Pruitt’s First Class Flights

By on February 20, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
House Democrats Seeking Information on Pruitt’s First Class Flights

Some Democrats in the House want to know why EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has been taking so many first-class flights.

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How Do Federal Employees Rate President Trump in His First Year?

By on February 20, 2018 in Current Events with 0 Comments
How Do Federal Employees Rate President Trump in His First Year?

How do federal employees and retirees rate President Trump’s performance after his first year? How does his rating compare to President Obama at the same point?

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Streamlining the Federal Employee Appeal Process

By on February 20, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Streamlining the Federal Employee Appeal Process

The author says the system for revoking security clearances for misconduct could be used as a model for handling general employee performance problems in agencies.

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What’s the Impact of the [PROPOSED] FERS Benefit Cuts?

By on February 18, 2018 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
What’s the Impact of the [PROPOSED] FERS Benefit Cuts?

The White House’s 2019 budget outlined a number of proposed cuts to federal employees’ benefits. How much of an impact would these have on your retirement?

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OPM Addresses Pay for Federal Employees Affected by the Last Shutdown

By on February 16, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
OPM Addresses Pay for Federal Employees Affected by the Last Shutdown

The Office of Personnel Management has issued guidance for handling pay for federal employees impacted by the brief shutdown in early February.

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IRS Still Giving Bonuses to Employees with Tax Compliance and Conduct Problems

By on February 16, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
IRS Still Giving Bonuses to Employees with Tax Compliance and Conduct Problems

A new IG report finds that despite some improvements, the IRS is still paying bonuses to employees with tax compliance and workplace conduct issues.

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5 Things a Widow or Widower Would Tell You About FERS Survivor Benefits + A Common Question

By on February 15, 2018 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
5 Things a Widow or Widower Would Tell You About FERS Survivor Benefits + A Common Question

How much does your spouse receive from your FERS pension if you pass away? That depends on the survivor benefit option you choose.

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White House Proposals For Civil Service Reform: What They Got Right

By on February 15, 2018 in Human Resources, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
White House Proposals For Civil Service Reform: What They Got Right

The White House’s 2019 budget blueprint offered many proposals for civil service reform. The author provides an analysis of which ones he says are correct.

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IG: VA Secretary Misused Government Resources on Overseas Trip

By on February 14, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
IG: VA Secretary Misused Government Resources on Overseas Trip

A VA Inspector General’s report found an overseas trip taken by the agency Secretary to have fun afoul of ethics regulations.

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What Impact Does Sick Leave Have on the FERS Annuity Computation?

By on February 14, 2018 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
What Impact Does Sick Leave Have on the FERS Annuity Computation?

Because unused sick leave is used in the computation of my annuity, will it allow me to receive the 1.1% FERS computation factor?

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