‘Person of Interest’ Identified in Mysterious Deaths of Veterans

on September 20, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments

Authorities are investigating about 10 suspicious deaths at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center amid concerns the veterans were targeted.

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2020 Pay Raise: Silence Speaks Volumes

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2020 Pay Raise: Silence Speaks Volumes

No action from the Senate on the pay raise this week has implications for your salary in 2020.

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TSP Issues Guidance on New Withdrawal Options

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TSP Issues Guidance on New Withdrawal Options

The TSP has issued guidance on utilizing the new withdrawal options that recently went into effect.

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Federal Employees Are Lucky

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Federal Employees Are Lucky

The author says that although federal employees may not think of themselves as lucky, they have plenty for which to be thankful.

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Senior HUD Official Reprimanded For Hatch Act Violations

on September 19, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

The Office of Special Counsel reprimanded a top official at the Department of Housing and Urban Development for making political statements on the job.

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How Much Do Government Shutdowns Cost?

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How Much Do Government Shutdowns Cost?

A new Senate report attempts to compile the total costs of recent partial government shutdowns.

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OPM Policy Changes May Improve Hiring, But Only if Agencies Do Not Find Ways to Maintain the Status Quo

By on September 18, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM Policy Changes May Improve Hiring, But Only if Agencies Do Not Find Ways to Maintain the Status Quo

The author says that although recent hiring guidance from OPM is a good start, more needs to be done to improve federal hiring practices.

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Warren’s Social Security Proposal Adds More Questions Than Answers to the Debate

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Warren’s Social Security Proposal Adds More Questions Than Answers to the Debate

The author offers an analysis of Elizabeth Warren’s proposal to expand Social Security.

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How This Week’s TSP Revamp Will Change Retirement For Federal Workers

on September 18, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments

The author provides a detailed breakdown of some of the changes put into effect for the TSP this week under the TSP Modernization Act.

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OPM Proposes Changes to Federal Employee Removal Process

By on September 17, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM Proposes Changes to Federal Employee Removal Process

OPM has issued a proposed rule to enable faster removal of federal employees in different situations.

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