FBI Investigating Embezzlement of Border Patrol Union Funds

on February 25, 2020 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The FBI is investigating the disappearance of some $500,000 from the coffers of the union representing the country’s roughly 20,000 Border Patrol agents.

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Excepted Service Appointee Not Entitled to Review of Termination

By on February 25, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Excepted Service Appointee Not Entitled to Review of Termination

A DEA agent who omitted information on prior workplace discipline in his application had no right of appeal to the MSPB.

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TSA Bans Employees From Using TikTok for Social Media Posts

on February 24, 2020 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The Transportation Security Administration said Sunday it has stopped allowing employees to use the China-owned video app TikTok to create social media posts for the agency after the Senate’s top Democrat raised concerns about potential national security issues.

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Will DoD Restrict Unions for National Security Reasons?

By on February 24, 2020 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Will DoD Restrict Unions for National Security Reasons?

A Federal Register notice authorizes removing employees from coverage by the labor relations statute when unions are not compatible with the mission of DoD.

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Where is the Country’s Smallest Post Office?

By on February 23, 2020 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Where is the Country’s Smallest Post Office?

Although it’s about the size of a storage closet, the smallest Post Office in the US provides service to a three-county area and is now a famous landmark.

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Former DIA Analyst Pleads Guilty to Leaking Top Secret Information to Journalists

on February 22, 2020 in Current Events with 0 Comments

A former DIA employee has pleaded guilty to leaking classified information to two journalists, including one he was dating.

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Bait and Swindle: Why Federal Employees Should Never File Mixed Case Complaints

By on February 21, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Bait and Swindle: Why Federal Employees Should Never File Mixed Case Complaints

The author explains why federal employees should avoid filing mixed case complaints.

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Rewarding High Performers and Chopping Benefits

By on February 20, 2020 in Human Resources, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Rewarding High Performers and Chopping Benefits

OPM has released its proposed legislative changes impacting pay and benefits for the federal workforce. Here is a summary.

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Federal Retirement Benefits on the Chopping Block

By on February 19, 2020 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Federal Retirement Benefits on the Chopping Block

While the proposed budget cuts to federal employees’ retirement are familiar, the author says they contain a key difference this time.

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Applying for FERS Disability Retirement: Overcoming Procrastination

By on February 19, 2020 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Applying for FERS Disability Retirement: Overcoming Procrastination

Do you find yourself procrastinating on your FERS Disability Retirement application? The author interviews an expert for ideas on how to overcome procrastination.

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