2020 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Delayed (Again)

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2020 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Delayed (Again)

The 2020 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey has been delayed for a second time.

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Administration Pushes For Senate to Move on MSPB Chair Nomination

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The administration is ramping up its push for the Senate to confirm Dennis Kirk, President Trump’s nominee to lead the Merit Systems Protection Board.

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New Locality Pay Areas Proposed

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New Locality Pay Areas Proposed

OPM is proposing to add Des Moines, IA and Imperial County, CA to the locality pay area system.

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Not Yet: Senators Say Federal Employees Shouldn’t Return to Work in Their Offices

By on July 9, 2020 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Not Yet: Senators Say Federal Employees Shouldn’t Return to Work in Their Offices

Four Senators said that OMB and OPM are putting federal employees in jeopardy by asking them to return to work in their offices now.

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The Worst Way to Save $80,000

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The Worst Way to Save $80,000

Is “market timing” with your TSP a good strategy? Even if you have occasional success, the author points out that there are still big downsides.

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4% Drop in OPM’s Retirement Backlog in June

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4% Drop in OPM’s Retirement Backlog in June

Despite slower average processing times, OPM has continued to make modest gains in reducing its retirement backlog.

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Freedom from Union Dues for Some Federal Employees

By on July 8, 2020 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Freedom from Union Dues for Some Federal Employees

The FLRA has published a rule giving federal employees more leeway in canceling the withholding of union dues

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Will There Be a Pay Raise for Federal Employees? Delving into the Morass

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Will There Be a Pay Raise for Federal Employees? Delving into the Morass

Where do we stand on approval of a pay raise in 2021 for the federal workforce?

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Will Your Pay Be Affected When You Return to Work?

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Will Your Pay Be Affected When You Return to Work?

Will new safety measures when returning to work at the office impact your paycheck or time at work?

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Federal Hiring Executive Order – Big Deal or Not?

By on July 7, 2020 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Federal Hiring Executive Order – Big Deal or Not?

Will the recent executive order on federal hiring qualifications make a difference? The author provides an analysis.

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