RSC Budget Proposes Cuts to Pay, Retirement Benefits

By on July 25, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
RSC Budget Proposes Cuts to Pay, Retirement Benefits

The House Republican Study Committee recently released its 2018 budget proposal which contains cuts or changes to programs impacting federal employees.

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Union Official Sues AFGE for Defamation

By on July 25, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Union Official Sues AFGE for Defamation

A district court has refused to dismiss a defamation action brought by a local union official against the union and at least one AFGE representative, thus giving this aggrieved union member, a former local AFGE official, a day in court.

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Should the Government Fire More People? And How Should They Do It?

By on July 24, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Should the Government Fire More People? And How Should They Do It?

Does the federal government fire enough people? The author lists crucial elements he says are necessary in a proper discipline process.

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Can I Be Considered a CSRS Re-Hire Under a Presidential Appointment?

By on July 24, 2017 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
Can I Be Considered a CSRS Re-Hire Under a Presidential Appointment?

Can I be considered as a CSRS re-hire? If so, how will my previous CSRS time affect any retirement benefits to which I would be entitled eight years from now?

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NARFE Decides Not To Hold Referendum On Extending Current President’s Term

By on July 23, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments

NARFE’s National Executive Board has decided not to hold a referendum on whether or not to allow an extension of the current president’s term.

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Will 2018 COLA Exceed Federal Employee Raise?

By on July 22, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Will 2018 COLA Exceed Federal Employee Raise?

Current federal employees are likely to receive a smaller pay increase in 2018 than federal retirees.

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Legislation Introduced to Make Federal Employees ‘At-Will’ Employees

By on July 22, 2017 in Human Resources, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Legislation Introduced to Make Federal Employees ‘At-Will’ Employees

Legislation has been introduced that would make federal employees “at-will” employees, potentially making it easier to remove or suspend them.

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National Weather Service Breaks Union Contract

By on July 21, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The National Weather Service has terminated its 16-year contract with its employee organization, the National Weather Service Employees Organization.

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How a Postage Stamp Saved My Life

By on July 21, 2017 in Leadership with 0 Comments
How a Postage Stamp Saved My Life

The author tells the story of how a postage stamp caused her to see her life in a more positive way.

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Federal Employee Antidiscrimination Act of 2017 Passes House Unanimously

By on July 21, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Federal Employee Antidiscrimination Act of 2017 Passes House Unanimously

The House recently passed legislation that would provide greater protection to victims of discrimination and accountability within the federal government.

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