Battle to Break Up OPM Intensifies

By on June 19, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Battle to Break Up OPM Intensifies

The White House is now threatening employee furloughs if Congress blocks attempts to restructure OPM.

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Violating the Hatch Act Can Still Get You Fired

By on June 19, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Violating the Hatch Act Can Still Get You Fired

Despite some cases involving high profile political appointees who were not disciplined, violating the Hatch Act can still get federal employees fired.

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Postal Service Wants to Make Deep Cuts to Employee Benefits

on June 19, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments

According to a business plan obtained by HuffPost, the Postal Service is hoping to get help from Congress in trimming pensions and paid leave as well as slashing delivery service.

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Feds Ask For Shutdown Paycheck Lawsuit to Be Dismissed

on June 18, 2019 in Court Cases, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

The U.S. Government has filed a motion in U.S. Claims Court to dismiss a collective action lawsuit brought against them by federal employees who worked during the nearly monthlong shutdown without being paid on their scheduled pay dates.

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‘Human Capital Crisis’ at EPA

on June 18, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency administrator says there is a "human capital crisis" at the agency because of so many employees being eligible to retire.

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Unbiased Survivor Annuity vs. Life Insurance

By on June 18, 2019 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Unbiased Survivor Annuity vs. Life Insurance

What are the key differences between survivor annuities and life insurance? The author provides an explanation.

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Conflict of Interest and Statutory Violation at Merit Systems Protection Board?

By on June 18, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Conflict of Interest and Statutory Violation at Merit Systems Protection Board?

The author describes a potential conflict of interest between two labor unions.

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TSP Promises and Pitfalls?

By on June 17, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
TSP Promises and Pitfalls?

The guarantee that comes with the G Fund may sound great, but it comes with a hidden retirement risk that many federal employees tend to overlook.

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How Common Are Prohibited Personnel Practices?

By on June 17, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
How Common Are Prohibited Personnel Practices?

Data from the MSPB provide an idea of the frequency of prohibited personnel practices.

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Lawmakers Want DoD to Drop ‘Racially or Ethnically Insensitive Terminology’

By on June 17, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Lawmakers Want DoD to Drop ‘Racially or Ethnically Insensitive Terminology’

Lawmakers want DoD to drop what they consider offensive terminology from the agency’s forms.

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