Bill Would Publicize Tax Debts of Federal Employees

By on January 17, 2020 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Bill Would Publicize Tax Debts of Federal Employees

Legislation has been introduced to make the tax debts of federal employees and retirees public information.

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Waste Treatment Plant Tour Leads to Hatch Act Violation

By on January 17, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Waste Treatment Plant Tour Leads to Hatch Act Violation

Despite warnings not to do so, an Energy Department employee gave a tour of a waste treatment plant to a Congressional candidate that resulted in a Hatch Act violation.

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Where are Americans Moving?

By on January 16, 2020 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Where are Americans Moving?

Recent data show which states are gaining and losing population which can have an implication for Congressional seats in the upcoming census.

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Federal Employees’ Favorite Topics in 2019

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Federal Employees’ Favorite Topics in 2019

Which topics were of the most interest to federal employees in 2019? Here is the top 20 list of the most popular FedSmith articles last year.

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New Details Clarify Which Federal Employees are Excluded from Paid Parental Leave

By on January 15, 2020 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
New Details Clarify Which Federal Employees are Excluded from Paid Parental Leave

Additional details have been released clarifying which federal employees would be excluded from the new paid parental leave benefit.

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Crackdown on Telework Could Jam Your Commute

on January 15, 2020 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Traffic in the Washington, DC area may get worse thanks to the government's efforts to cut back on telework.

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Study Provides Insight Into Americans’ Trust in Government

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Study Provides Insight Into Americans’ Trust in Government

A study of nearly 2,000 brands analyzes how much Americans trust companies and organizations.

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BLM Provides Details About its Headquarters Move

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BLM Provides Details About its Headquarters Move

The Bureau of Land Management has set up a web page with information about the relocation of its headquarters.

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An Irrational Approach to Telework?

on January 14, 2020 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

The author says that the Trump administration has been scaling back telework in the federal government, but does not appear to have a valid reason to do so.

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Surging Number of Federal Employee Millionaires

By on January 13, 2020 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Surging Number of Federal Employee Millionaires

The number of TSP millionaires has dramatically increased in the past year and increased by tens of thousands over the past few years.

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