Government Offices Closed in DC

Federal offices in the Washington, DC area are closed today due to snow. Emergency employees and telework employees continue to work.

Is It Time for FLRA to Rethink Its “National Security” Bargaining Unit Policy?

By on February 19, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Is It Time for FLRA to Rethink Its “National Security” Bargaining Unit Policy?

The author says a recent FLRA case is significant because it goes against previous FLRA case law regarding union representation for national security jobs.

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Why Public Service is Not a Regular Job

By on February 19, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Why Public Service is Not a Regular Job

The author says that working as a federal employee is very different from other kinds of jobs.

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True Leaders Protect Their Employees: The Plight of Federal Workers

By on February 19, 2019 in Leadership with 0 Comments
True Leaders Protect Their Employees: The Plight of Federal Workers

The author says that the lack of confirmed appointees at the MSPB and FLRA indicates a failure of leadership on the part of the president.

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More Bills Introduced to Prevent Government Shutdowns

By on February 19, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
More Bills Introduced to Prevent Government Shutdowns

More bills continue to be proposed in Congress to eliminate government shutdowns. They take varying approaches to the problem.

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How Will the Pay Raise Impact Locality Pay?

By on February 18, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
How Will the Pay Raise Impact Locality Pay?

How will the 2019 pay raise impact locality pay, and what does the Pay Agent have to say about new locality pay areas?

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Former VA Official Sentenced for $2 Million Bribery Scheme

By on February 17, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Former VA Official Sentenced for $2 Million Bribery Scheme

A former VA official has been sentenced for his role in a $2 million scheme in which he took bribes in return for enrolling disabled military veterans into schools.

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Bill Seeks to Give Full Collective Bargaining Rights to TSA Officers

By on February 17, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Bill Seeks to Give Full Collective Bargaining Rights to TSA Officers

Legislation has recently been reintroduced to give TSA officers full collective bargaining rights.

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FERS OPM Disability Retirement: Legal Sufficiency

By on February 16, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
FERS OPM Disability Retirement: Legal Sufficiency

What constitutes “legal sufficiency” in a FERS Disability Retirement application?

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Supreme Court to Decide Legality of Census Citizenship Question

on February 15, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
The Supreme Court said Friday that it would take up a case this term to decide whether the Trump administration can add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

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It’s Official: Federal Employees Are Getting a Raise in 2019

By on February 15, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
It’s Official: Federal Employees Are Getting a Raise in 2019

Thanks to the spending bill that just became law, federal employees will have a pay raise in 2019, overriding the pay freeze that was previously in place.

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