IRS Employee Charged In Leak of Michael Cohen’s Bank Records to Michael Avenatti

on February 21, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
An investigative analyst for the Internal Revenue Service has been charged with leaking the personal bank records of Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer.

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The Future of the Retirement Backlog

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The Future of the Retirement Backlog

The author says that the retirement backlog at OPM is projected to get worse, and he proposes a solution which he says could reduce the backlog quickly.

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Report: Pentagon Official Gave Out $280K In Fraudulent Bonuses

on February 21, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
A senior Pentagon official approved $280,000 in fraudulent bonuses to seven officials preparing to leave the department, according to a report released Thursday by the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General.

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FERS Disability Retirement: SF 3112B: Supervisor’s Statement

By on February 21, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
FERS Disability Retirement: SF 3112B: Supervisor’s Statement

Your supervisor’s affidavit is a key component of a FERS Disability Retirement application. The author explains how this works.

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Connolly Trying Again to Change FERS COLAs

By on February 21, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Connolly Trying Again to Change FERS COLAs

Legislation has been reintroduced to equalize COLAs paid to federal retirees under FERS and CSRS.

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Crowdfunding, Shutdown, Federal Employees and Ethics

By on February 20, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Crowdfunding, Shutdown, Federal Employees and Ethics

Federal employees who set up a crowdfunding page may have created an ethics problem. Here is what OGE is telling agencies about crowdfunding and the shutdown.

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U.S. Marshal Service Retiree Wins Big at Supreme Court

By on February 20, 2019 in Court Cases, Retirement with 0 Comments
U.S. Marshal Service Retiree Wins Big at Supreme Court

The Supreme Court sided with a retired federal employee in his fight to get state income tax treatment for his federal pension.

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Bill Proposes to Fix Credit Reports for Federal Employees

By on February 20, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Bill Proposes to Fix Credit Reports for Federal Employees

A new bill would force credit bureaus to remove negative information on federal employees’ credit reports that resulted from the recent government shutdown.

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Is It Time for FLRA to Rethink Its “National Security” Bargaining Unit Policy?

By on February 19, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Is It Time for FLRA to Rethink Its “National Security” Bargaining Unit Policy?

The author says a recent FLRA case is significant because it goes against previous FLRA case law regarding union representation for national security jobs.

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Why Public Service is Not a Regular Job

By on February 19, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Why Public Service is Not a Regular Job

The author says that working as a federal employee is very different from other kinds of jobs.

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