OPM Reminds Agencies About Emergency Leave Transfers

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An emergency leave transfer program is now available for agencies with employees impacted by hurricane Irma.

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How to Pick Smarter Investments in Your U.S. Thrift Savings Plan

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One financial advisor outlines his recommendations for how to allocate investment selections inside of the TSP.

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2017 Sammies Winners Announced

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Who are the recipients of this year’s Sammies awards? The winners have been announced along with the official ceremony date.

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Facebook Posting Leads to Postal Worker Indictment

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Posting vacation photos on Facebook was instrumental in an indictment of a Postal worker collecting payments for his medical disability.

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Legislation Reintroduced to Combat Year End Agency Spending Sprees

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Legislation Reintroduced to Combat Year End Agency Spending Sprees

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has reintroduced legislation that would pay bonuses to federal employees who report wasteful spending in their agencies.

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VA Fires Former DC Medical Center Director… Again

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VA Fires Former DC Medical Center Director… Again

The VA announced that it has fired the former DC Medical Center Director for the second time using its authority under the new VA Accountability Act.

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Debating the Role of Federal Employees

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Debating the Role of Federal Employees

Various groups are seeking loyalty of the federal workforce. Is there an internal “permanent state” in government? A former administration official says it exists, is dangerous and threatens our democracy.

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Senator Wants Postal Employees Who Deliberately Misreported Mail Delivery Fired

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Senator Wants Postal Employees Who Deliberately Misreported Mail Delivery Fired

A Senator expressed concerns about reports of inaccurately reported or intentionally delayed mail that is costing the Postal Service millions of dollars.

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No Damages For OPM Data Breach

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No Damages For OPM Data Breach

A federal court has sided in favor of OPM and one of its contractors in lawsuits filed by AFGE and NTEU seeking damages in the data breaches that exposed the personal data of over 20 million current and former federal employees.

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How FedSmith.com Readers Utilize the TSP

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How FedSmith.com Readers Utilize the TSP

How do FedSmith.com readers utilize their TSP accounts? This is what you told us in a recent survey.

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