TSA to Begin Extra Scrutiny of More Electronic Devices

By on July 26, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
TSA to Begin Extra Scrutiny of More Electronic Devices

The TSA has announced new, stricter screening procedures for all electronic devices larger than a cell phone at domestic airports.

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Congress and Your Federal Employee Retirement

By on July 26, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Congress and Your Federal Employee Retirement

Should a federal employee retire now to avoid unpleasant changes that may be implemented in new legislation?

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Congressman Doesn’t Want Federal Employees to Stay at Trump Hotels

By on July 26, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Congressman Doesn’t Want Federal Employees to Stay at Trump Hotels

Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) introduced amendments that would prevent federal employees from staying at Trump properties when on official travel.

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Labor Secretary Wants To Reform Occupational Licensing

By on July 26, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Labor Secretary Wants To Reform Occupational Licensing

The Labor Secretary is advocating loosening or abolishing some occupational licensing that could help lower agency labor costs.

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Time to Privatize the TSA?

on July 26, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The author says the TSA should be privatized and points to public/private partnerships as a model for how this might work.

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RSC Budget Proposes Cuts to Pay, Retirement Benefits

By on July 25, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
RSC Budget Proposes Cuts to Pay, Retirement Benefits

The House Republican Study Committee recently released its 2018 budget proposal which contains cuts or changes to programs impacting federal employees.

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Union Official Sues AFGE for Defamation

By on July 25, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Union Official Sues AFGE for Defamation

A district court has refused to dismiss a defamation action brought by a local union official against the union and at least one AFGE representative, thus giving this aggrieved union member, a former local AFGE official, a day in court.

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Should the Government Fire More People? And How Should They Do It?

By on July 24, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Should the Government Fire More People? And How Should They Do It?

Does the federal government fire enough people? The author lists crucial elements he says are necessary in a proper discipline process.

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Can I Be Considered a CSRS Re-Hire Under a Presidential Appointment?

By on July 24, 2017 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
Can I Be Considered a CSRS Re-Hire Under a Presidential Appointment?

Can I be considered as a CSRS re-hire? If so, how will my previous CSRS time affect any retirement benefits to which I would be entitled eight years from now?

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NARFE Decides Not To Hold Referendum On Extending Current President’s Term

By on July 23, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments

NARFE’s National Executive Board has decided not to hold a referendum on whether or not to allow an extension of the current president’s term.

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