Bill Requiring Annual Official Time Report Passes in House

By on May 24, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Bill Requiring Annual Official Time Report Passes in House

A bill requiring OPM to provide reports to Congress on use of official time for federal employees working on behalf of a union has passed in the House.

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Federal Employee Pay and Benefits for 2018

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Federal Employee Pay and Benefits for 2018

The 2018 federal budget is shaping up to be one that could reflect major changes in the federal pay and benefits package for employees.

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Goldilocks and Federal Employee Pay

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Goldilocks and Federal Employee Pay

Are federal employees overpaid or underpaid relative to the private sector? The author says the answer is not as simple as answering this one question.

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How Large Agencies Fared Under the 2018 Budget Proposal

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How Large Agencies Fared Under the 2018 Budget Proposal

The 2018 budget proposal from the White House sets spending priorities for large federal agencies. Here is a summary for some key agencies.

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Nesterczuk Tapped to Lead OPM

By on May 23, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Nesterczuk Tapped to Lead OPM

President Trump has selected a nominee with considerable experience in federal human resources to be the next Director of the Office of Personnel Management.

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2018 Budget Proposes Eliminating COLAs, Increasing Retirement Contributions

By on May 23, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments

The 2018 budget proposal from the White House includes various cuts to federal employee retirement programs. Here is a summary of the proposed changes.

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2018 Budget Proposes Eliminating Funding for Numerous Federal Agencies

By on May 23, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
2018 Budget Proposes Eliminating Funding for Numerous Federal Agencies

The 2018 federal budget proposal released by the White House proposes eliminating funding for numerous federal agencies. What are these agencies, and what does each one do?

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Thinking ‘Outside of the Box’ for SSA

By on May 23, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Thinking ‘Outside of the Box’ for SSA

The workload at the Social Security Administration is increasing and the agency is struggling to keep up. The author offers a unique suggestion for how the agency could better meet demands.

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Can I Withdraw From My TSP to Purchase an Annuity?

By on May 22, 2017 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
Can I Withdraw From My TSP to Purchase an Annuity?

Can I take a certain percentage out of my traditional TSP (all G fund) for two years, and then purchase an annuity?

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Shrinking the Workforce at EPA

Shrinking the Workforce at EPA

The workforce at EPA will be getting smaller. $12 million has been identified for early retirement and buyout payments at the agency.

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