Trump Establishes New Military Space Command

on December 18, 2018 in Current Events with 0 Comments
President Trump on Tuesday signed off on the military’s first space combatant command, putting it on par with others such as U.S. Cyber Command, and taking a key step toward his proposed Space Force.

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Should Retirees with FEHB Enroll in Medicare Part D?

By on December 18, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Should Retirees with FEHB Enroll in Medicare Part D?

Retired federal employees may wonder if they should enroll in Medicare Part D with FEHB benefits. Here is an overview of how the two work together.

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A Shutdown Could Cancel Some Federal Employees’ Vacation Plans

By on December 18, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
A Shutdown Could Cancel Some Federal Employees’ Vacation Plans

A partial government shutdown over Christmas could throw a wrench into some federal employees’ vacation plans.

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Postal Worker Expected to Get ‘Hero Award’ for Saving Sheriff

on December 18, 2018 in Current Events with 0 Comments
A Postal worker who drove by a man attacking a New York sheriff helped to break up the fight just long enough so the sheriff could regain his ground and subdue the attacker. He is expected to receive the Postmaster General Hero Award for saving a life.

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Best Places to Work: What the Partnership’s New Rankings Tell Us

By on December 17, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Best Places to Work: What the Partnership’s New Rankings Tell Us

The author highlights some important takeaways from the recent Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings.

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For This Sailor, the New Blended Retirement System is a Safe Bet

on December 17, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
A financial advisor analyzes the current state of a young Navy Corpsman's finances with some suggestions on how he can maximize growing his retirement savings in the Thrift Savings Plan and getting out of debt.

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Decision Over-Turning Executive Orders Goes to Next Level Court

By on December 17, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Decision Over-Turning Executive Orders Goes to Next Level Court

A District Court decision overturning major provisions of three Executive Orders has been appealed. Here is a summary of the arguments made by Justice Department.

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NASA Facility Chief Found Guilty of Receiving Illegal Gratuities

By on December 17, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
NASA Facility Chief Found Guilty of Receiving Illegal Gratuities

A NASA official was found guilty of illegally receiving gratuities in his official capacity as a federal employee.

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How Pay and Retirement Benefits are Impacted by a Partial Shutdown

By on December 16, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
How Pay and Retirement Benefits are Impacted by a Partial Shutdown

How would a partial government shutdown impact the pay of current and retired federal employees?

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Pentagon to Take Over All Security Clearances in Nine Months

on December 14, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The Defense Department and Office of Personnel Management expect to have merged two offices and moved 2,000 federal employees and a 600,000-case backlog of security clearance investigations nine months from now.

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