Legislation Aims to Make VA 100% Smoke-Free

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Legislation Aims to Make VA 100% Smoke-Free

New legislation would make all Veterans Health Administration facilities completely smoke free.

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Supreme Court vs. Obama Administration

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Supreme Court vs. Obama Administration

A recent Supreme Court decision regarding temporary appointments requiring Senate confirmation could have significant implications for federal agencies.

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Should Many Federal Jobs Be Moved Out of Washington?

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Should Many Federal Jobs Be Moved Out of Washington?

Will federal jobs and agencies be moving out of Washington, DC? Here is an example of one agency considering moving some jobs to Alabama.

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White House Asks Agencies to Limit What They Say About Budget Proposal

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White House Asks Agencies to Limit What They Say About Budget Proposal

The Office of Management and Budget has asked federal agencies to limit their public comments about the president’s budget blueprint until the full budget is released later this spring.

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‘Killer Mailer’ Won’t Get to Public Through the Post Office

on March 22, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The Post Office refused to mail a Montana church's Easter promotional material, initially saying it incites violence, then later stating it fails to meet mailing standards.

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California Wants To Give Dispirited Federal Workers a Job

on March 22, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The president of California’s Public Utilities Commission was recently recruiting federal employees from the EPA in Washington, DC, promising them a chance to work someplace still committed to fighting climate change.

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NASA Funding Bill Signed Into Law

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For the first time in seven years, the space agency has an authorization bill to set its budget.

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‘In-Service’ Withdrawals and Your TSP

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‘In-Service’ Withdrawals and Your TSP

Federal employees are allowed to withdraw money from the Thrift Savings Plan while still working for two reasons: financial hardship and age. The author explains how these withdrawals work.

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Government Begins Borrowing from the G Fund to Offset Debt Ceiling

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Government Begins Borrowing from the G Fund to Offset Debt Ceiling

The Treasury Department is having to use “extraordinary measures” to offset hitting the debt ceiling, and that includes using money from the G Fund to help pay for government operations.

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1.9% Pay Raise Proposed for Federal Employees

By on March 20, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
1.9% Pay Raise Proposed for Federal Employees

A 2018 federal employee pay raise of 1.9% is to be proposed according to new reports.

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