Flexible Spending Account Contribution Limits Will be Higher in 2019

By on November 19, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Flexible Spending Account Contribution Limits Will be Higher in 2019

The 2019 contribution limit for flexible spending accounts will see a slight increase over 2018.

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The EEOC Continues to Expand Upon Protections to Disabled Government Workers

By on November 19, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
The EEOC Continues to Expand Upon Protections to Disabled Government Workers

A recent court case illustrates how an obscure law can help protect federal employees from disability discrimination.

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Can You Work Longer in a Position with Mandatory Retirement?

By on November 18, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Can You Work Longer in a Position with Mandatory Retirement?

Some federal positions have mandatory retirement ages, but what if an individual wishes to work longer?

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Supreme Court to Hear Dispute Over Citizenship Question

on November 16, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Supreme Court to Hear Dispute Over Citizenship Question The Supreme Court has agreed to hear oral arguments involving the dispute over adding a citizenship status question to the upcoming 2020 census concerning a challenge brought by a group of states over the decision.

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Trump to Nominate Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler as Permanent Chief

on November 16, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Andrew Wheeler will be nominated to permanently lead the Environmental Protection Agency, President Donald Trump said Friday. Wheeler has served as the agency's acting head since his predecessor, former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, resigned in July.

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Marshals Service Spending Millions for Unusual Security Arrangement

on November 16, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Armed security detail being provided to Education Department Secretary Betsy DeVos by the U.S. Marshals Service could cost taxpayers as much as $19.8 million through September 2019 in what is considered an atypical security arrangement for a cabinet secretary.

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Unions Sue VA Over Official Time Restrictions

By on November 16, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Unions Sue VA Over Official Time Restrictions

Federal employee unions have filed a lawsuit against the VA over restrictions the agency placed on the use of official time.

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Some Young Veterans Need More From Government

By on November 15, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Some Young Veterans Need More From Government

The author says that taking steps to hire veterans is one that can produce quality new hires within the federal workforce.

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VA Official Reassigned After House Hearing Over Delayed GI Bill Benefits

on November 15, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Computer problems at VA have caused GI Bill benefit payments covering education and housing to be delayed for months or never be delivered.

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Will The Cavalry Save Social Security?

By on November 15, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Will The Cavalry Save Social Security?

The author says the typical worker faces the prospect of losing money on Social Security. Will higher taxes solve this problem?

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