Former Postal Employee Sniffed, Poked Holes in Packages Looking for Pot

By on July 22, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Former Postal Employee Sniffed, Poked Holes in Packages Looking for Pot

A former Postal Service mail handler has pleaded guilty to a unique scheme to steal marijuana from packages mailed from states where it is legal.

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The President Proposes, Congress Disposes. Does The Budget Still Work That Way?

By on July 21, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The President Proposes, Congress Disposes. Does The Budget Still Work That Way?

The author says the budget process is broken and it is putting an undue strain on federal agencies by hamstringing their day-to-day operations.

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GAO: VA Whistleblowers 10x More Likely to Be Disciplined Than Peers

By on July 20, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
GAO: VA Whistleblowers 10x More Likely to Be Disciplined Than Peers

A new GAO report found that the VA suffers from data reliability problems in its systems for tracking employee misconduct actions.

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Legislation Introduced to Provide Tax Break to Some Federal Employees

By on July 20, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Legislation Introduced to Provide Tax Break to Some Federal Employees

Recently introduced legislation would prevent certain federal employees from having to pay additional income taxes on relocation expenses.

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Congress and the 2019 Federal Employee Pay Raise

By on July 19, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Congress and the 2019 Federal Employee Pay Raise

The House and Senate appear to be going in different directions on a federal employee pay raise in 2019. Here is an update.

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Top Cruise Discounts for Federal Employees & Retirees for 2018 and 2019

By on July 19, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Top Cruise Discounts for Federal Employees & Retirees for 2018 and 2019

Are you planning a vacation in the next year? These are some popular cruise destinations along with tips on how federal employees can save on fares.

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Bill Blocking Federal Employees’ Personal Email Access at Work Advances

on July 18, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Bill Blocking Federal Employees’ Personal Email Access at Work Advances Legislation that would give federal agencies broad authority to block access of federal employees' use of personal email and social media when at work has taken a step forward in the legislative process.

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Stop Cleaning Your Car

By on July 18, 2018 in Leadership with 0 Comments
Stop Cleaning Your Car

Do you have a task you don’t like doing that you could outsource? The author explains how delegating can give you more time to focus on more important things.

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MERIT Act Advances in House

By on July 18, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
MERIT Act Advances in House

A companion bill to the MERIT Act has been introduced in the Senate and the bill has been referred from a committee to the full House. Here is a summary.

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Draining the Swamp: Restricting Funding of Union Activity

By on July 17, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Draining the Swamp: Restricting Funding of Union Activity

OPM has issued instructions to agencies on when to implement restrictions on funding of federal employees working for a union.

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