New Pay Systems Proposed for Some Federal Jobs

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New Pay Systems Proposed for Some Federal Jobs

The President’s Management Agenda calls for action to establish special occupational pay systems for some federal jobs.

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Former DIA Officer Pleads Guilty to Attempted Espionage

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Former DIA Officer Pleads Guilty to Attempted Espionage

A former DIA officer has pleaded guilty to attempted espionage due to efforts to transmit classified defense information to China.

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Despite Vows to Reduce it, the Federal Workforce is Growing Under Trump

on March 19, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
In budget documents released Monday, the Trump administration predicted it would employ the equivalent of nearly 1.5 million workers at civilian agencies next year, much higher than under the Obama administration a decade ago.

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Bill Would Protect Federal Employees From Being Fired for Marijuana Use

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Bill Would Protect Federal Employees From Being Fired for Marijuana Use

New legislation would protect the jobs of federal employees who legally use marijuana under state law.

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Details Revealed on Proposed Benefits Cuts

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Details Revealed on Proposed Benefits Cuts

More details have been revealed about the suggested cuts to federal employees’ benefits along with the rationale for the proposals.

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Bill Would Require A/C in All Postal Trucks

By on March 18, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments

Should all Postal delivery vehicles be required to have air conditioning? One Congressman is pursuing it after an employee died from heat exhaustion last summer.

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Former SSA Employee Pleads Guilty to Stealing Thousands of Dollars in Benefits

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Former SSA Employee Pleads Guilty to Stealing Thousands of Dollars in Benefits

A former employee at the Social Security Administration admitted that he used his position to steal tens of thousands of dollars in benefits.

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Benefits Cuts from 2020 Budget Mirror Past Proposals

By on March 16, 2019 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Benefits Cuts from 2020 Budget Mirror Past Proposals

Recent proposed cuts to federal employees’ benefits appear to be the same as ones from past budget proposals. Here is a recap.

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Lawmakers Continue Pushing Back Pay for Federal Contractors

By on March 15, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Lawmakers Continue Pushing Back Pay for Federal Contractors

A group of House lawmakers are still working to secure back pay for federal contractors from the recent government shutdown.

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Commerce Secretary Grilled Over Role In Adding Citizenship Question To 2020 Census

on March 15, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross faced tough questioning Thursday from Democrats on the House Oversight Committee about whether he lied to Congress about his decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

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