2019 Retroactive Pay Raise is Almost Here

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2019 Retroactive Pay Raise is Almost Here

What is taking the pay raise so long to arrive? OPM’s director provides an explanation.

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Will Social Security be Gone by the Time I Retire?

By on March 20, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Will Social Security be Gone by the Time I Retire?

A question younger Americans often ask is, “Will Social Security be there when I retire?” The author explores this scenario and what threats the program faces.

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Turning 70.5? Don’t Miss This Important Tax Deadline

on March 20, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
People turning 70.5 have to start taking required minimum distributions from their retirement accounts. However, there’s a special rule for folks just reaching this age milestone.

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Report on Government Waste Targets Step Increases, SRS

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A report that targets wasteful government spending includes some pay and benefits for federal workers among its examples.

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New Pay Systems Proposed for Some Federal Jobs

By on March 19, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
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

By on March 19, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
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

By on March 19, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
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

By on March 18, 2019 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
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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