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Barriers to Effectively Using the Supervisory Probationary Period

By on January 16, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Barriers to Effectively Using the Supervisory Probationary Period

The MSPB found in a recent survey that barriers exist which cause federal managers not to fully utilize employee probationary periods to deal with non-performers.

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Best Travel Discounts for Government Employees for 2018

By on January 4, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Best Travel Discounts for Government Employees for 2018

Are you planning a vacation in 2018? These are some travel destinations and money saving tips for federal employees.

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Spend Less, Save More: Keep (at least) ONE of your 2018 New Year’s Resolutions

By on December 20, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Spend Less, Save More: Keep (at least) ONE of your 2018 New Year’s Resolutions

Finding ways to save money is often among our New Year’s resolutions. Evaluating your FEGLI insurance premiums can be a way to significantly cut costs.

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Military Special Victims Counsel Program: Well-intentioned but Constitutionally Flawed

By on December 11, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Military Special Victims Counsel Program: Well-intentioned but Constitutionally Flawed

The author says that while well-intentioned, the military’s use of Special Victim’s Counsels to aid sexual assault victims can create a Constitutional dilemma.

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Last Minute Decisions on Your 2018 FEHB Choice

By on December 7, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Last Minute Decisions on Your 2018 FEHB Choice

As Open Season winds down, these are some tips to help federal employees narrow down their insurance choices and save money.

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Here’s What the Turf War Over The CFPB is Really About

By on December 2, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Here’s What the Turf War Over The CFPB is Really About

The author says that the CFPB operates like a fourth branch of government even though there are only three.

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How Can Engineers Working in the Federal Government Advance Their Careers?

By on November 24, 2017 in Leadership with 0 Comments
How Can Engineers Working in the Federal Government Advance Their Careers?

A master’s degree can help advance an engineer’s career with the federal government, but it is important to be sure the degree is relevant to the specific profession.

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2 Simple Things Feds Can Do To Be Far Healthier At Work

By on November 21, 2017 in Leadership with 0 Comments
2 Simple Things Feds Can Do To Be Far Healthier At Work

Sitting for long periods of time doing office work can be detrimental to your health in the long term. These are two simple tips to help improve your health when working in an office environment.

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Give Yourself a Raise with a FEGLI Option B Alternative

By on November 13, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Give Yourself a Raise with a FEGLI Option B Alternative

Is FEGLI Option B always the best deal? The author says that unannounced rate increases can mean it may not be the most affordable option over time.

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Continuing Health Coverage When Leaving A Federal Job

By on August 19, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Continuing Health Coverage When Leaving A Federal Job

If you leave your federal job, you may be eligible to temporarily continue your health insurance under the FEHB.

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