Break Up OPM, But for the Right Reasons

on May 24, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The author says that OPM should be dismantled as has been proposed, but it must be done only for the right reasons.

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USDA Employees Quit En Masse as Move Out of DC Looms

on May 24, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments

Employees at the U.S. Department of Agriculture are quitting at a rapid clip as Secretary Sonny Perdue prepares to move forward with plans to relocate two offices far outside the Washington, D.C., Beltway.

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Retirement is Coming – Here is How to Compound Your Wealth Fast

on May 23, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments

The federal employee featured in this article credits discovering the power of compound interest, contributing regularly to his Thrift Savings Plan account, and living on less than he earns as keys to building his retirement nest egg.

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Senators Want You to Fly Coach When You Travel

By on May 23, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Senators Want You to Fly Coach When You Travel

Recently introduced legislation would ban federal employees from flying first or business class on official travel.

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GAO Doesn’t Sound Wild About the OPM Reorg Plan

By on May 22, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
GAO Doesn’t Sound Wild About the OPM Reorg Plan

A recent GAO report says that plans for carrying out the proposed reorganization of OPM are lacking so far.

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Can Congress Overturn an OPM Reclassification Decision?

By on May 22, 2019 in Human Resources, Q&A with 0 Comments
Can Congress Overturn an OPM Reclassification Decision?

Is there any precedent for employees “winning” reclassification of their position via legal/political means?

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OPM Encourages Use of Telework During Metro Project

By on May 22, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM Encourages Use of Telework During Metro Project

OPM is encouraging agencies to use workplace flexibilities in light of an upcoming Metro construction project.

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FSIP Rethinks Union Rights and Official Time

By on May 21, 2019 in Court Cases, Human Resources with 0 Comments
FSIP Rethinks Union Rights and Official Time

New members on the FSIP are making a difference on decisions resolving disputes between agencies and unions.

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Postal Service Starts Testing Self-Driving Trucks

on May 21, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The U.S. Postal Service has begun a two-week test transporting mail across three Southwestern states using self-driving trucks, a step forward in the effort to commercialize autonomous vehicle technology for hauling freight.

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No Movement on Changing the $20 Bill

By on May 21, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
No Movement on Changing the $20 Bill

The government previously approved changing the face of the $20 bill, but it appears that effort has waned after the 2016 election.

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