Will Proposed Compensation Changes Help or Hurt Federal Hiring?

By on May 20, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Will Proposed Compensation Changes Help or Hurt Federal Hiring?

The author offers an analysis of the recent proposals to reduce retirement benefits as they relate to pay and recruiting.

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New Medicare Cards Now Being Distributed

By on May 18, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
New Medicare Cards Now Being Distributed

New Medicare cards designed to prevent identity theft have started to be mailed out. Here is some information about them.

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Trump Donates His First Quarter Salary to VA

By on May 18, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The White House announced that President Trump has donated his first quarter salary to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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$174,789,810 for Official Time in FY 2016

By on May 17, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
$174,789,810 for Official Time in FY 2016

A report on official time in the federal government calculates the cost in FY 2016 was $174,789,810, not including other substantial costs for union activities.

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House Committee Hearing Addresses Proposed Benefits Cuts

By on May 17, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

A hearing held by a House Committee yesterday addressed recent proposals to cut federal employees’ retirement benefits.

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EPA Administrator Faces Tough Questions from Senate

on May 17, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
EPA administrator Scott Pruitt faced a series of tough questions from a Senate panel this week as he has faced mounting criticism from numerous investigations into his running of the agency.

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How to Avoid the Dreaded Product Sale When Seeking a Financial Advisor

By on May 16, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
How to Avoid the Dreaded Product Sale When Seeking a Financial Advisor

Do you need a financial advisor? What kinds of advisors are there? The author outlines important considerations for federal employees seeking financial advice.

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What are the Worst States for Retirement?

on May 16, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Planning to relocate to another state after retirement? These are some that might be worth avoiding. Kiplinger ranks the 20 worst states for retirees in 2018 on criteria such as taxes, health care, cost of living and the overall economy.

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EPA IG to Look at Pruitt’s Use of Multiple Email Accounts

By on May 16, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
EPA IG to Look at Pruitt’s Use of Multiple Email Accounts

The EPA IG said it would grant a request to look at Scott Pruitt’s use of multiple email accounts, but added that it might be a while before getting to it.

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FedSmith Users Overwhelmingly Support Term Limits for Congress

By on May 15, 2018 in Current Events with 0 Comments
FedSmith Users Overwhelmingly Support Term Limits for Congress

Based on our latest survey, our readers left no doubt where they stand on wanting term limits for Members of Congress.

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