Facebook Posting Leads to Postal Worker Indictment

By on September 21, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments

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

By on September 21, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
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

By on September 20, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
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

By on September 20, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
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

By on September 20, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
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

By on September 19, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
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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New Law Aims to Prevent Social Security Identity Theft

By on September 19, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
New Law Aims to Prevent Social Security Identity Theft

A bill restricting how federal agencies can mail documents containing Social Security numbers has become law.

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FRTIB Issues Proposed Rules for New Blended Retirement System

By on September 18, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
FRTIB Issues Proposed Rules for New Blended Retirement System

The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board has published proposed rules on how to implement the military’s new Blended Retirement System.

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9 Federal Job Search Tips That Actually Work

By on September 17, 2017 in Leadership with 0 Comments
9 Federal Job Search Tips That Actually Work

With a well-planned approach, applying for a federal job can go more smoothly. These are some tips to help make the process better.

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