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Money, Justice, Lawyers and ‘Equal Access’

By on July 25, 2007 in Agency News with 0 Comments

Who wins and who loses in our legal system seems to ebb and flow. The Equal Access to Justice Act created new winners and losers. But, as with many laws, new interpretations may change how the law is applied and create new winners and losers. Here is an example.

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Why Work for Uncle Sam? Perhaps To Climb a Huge Rock

By on October 11, 2006 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments

As the baby boomers working for Uncle Sam retire, a new generation will take their place. Some see the new generation as different and perhaps not as capable. Here is one new federal employee already making her mark on the government but in her own way and with her own priorities.

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Delinquent Taxes and ‘Phishing’

By on August 24, 2006 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The IRS is telling taxpayers how to determine if a person seeking personal financial information is acting on behalf of the agency.

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Sometimes Nice "Guys" Finish First

By on December 21, 2005 in Agency News with 0 Comments

Colleen Duffy Kiko has been appointed as the new General Counsel for the FLRA.

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That 70’s Show! FAA/Air Traffic Controllers Back At It

By on November 29, 2005 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The FAA has asked a federal mediator to help with the labor negotiations between the agency and the union that represented air traffic controllers.

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Whistleblower Gets Award for Exposing Air Traffic Games, Cover-up

By on October 7, 2005 in Agency News with 0 Comments

Anne Whiteman has been recognized by the Office of Special Counsel for reporting safety problems in the control of aircraft at the Dallas/Ft. Worth air traffic facility and the agency’s failure to report safety problems.

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GSA (Quickly) Raises Mileage Reimbursement Rates

By on September 14, 2005 in Agency News with 0 Comments

GSA has responded quickly to the recent IRS move to increase the mileage reimbursement rate for federal employees.

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Forest Service Admits Mistake; Thanks Environmentalist For Pointing Out Error

By on August 25, 2005 in Agency News with 0 Comments

Everyone makes mistakes. When the federal government makes a mistake, it can be a big one. Here is one example. The test of the organization will be how it deals with the adversity it has brought upon itself.

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Agencies Reminded To Use Federal Child Care Subsidy Program

By on June 27, 2005 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The heads of executive departments and agencies were sent a memo recently reminding them they can use funds to directly subsidize licensed child care for lower income federal employees.

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NASA Center To Offer Targeted Buyout To Eligible Civil Service Employees

By on June 17, 2005 in Agency News with 0 Comments

An internal memo sent to NASA workers Thursday at Marshall Space Flight Center indicated the installation would be offering targeted buyouts to eligible civil service employees.

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