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What is a RIF and How Does it Work?

By on March 29, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
What is a RIF and How Does it Work?

What is a RIF? How does it work? Are RIF’s likely to occur in government?

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Federal Employees Are Suspicious of Trump’s New Government Efficiency Initiative

on March 28, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Federal employees and their advocates reacted skeptically Monday to the establishment of a new White House campaign to overhaul the federal bureaucracy using private-sector practices, warning that the approach is too simplistic to have long-lasting effects.

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OPM Releases ‘Reshaping’ Guidance for Agencies

By on March 27, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM Releases ‘Reshaping’ Guidance for Agencies

OPM has released new guidance for agencies that may be undergoing “reshaping” changes, such as reductions in force.

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OPM Releases Updated Guidance on Administrative Furloughs

By on March 27, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM Releases Updated Guidance on Administrative Furloughs

Following the release of the White House’s budget proposal, OPM is apparently preparing agencies for the possibility of administrative furloughs as it has released updated guidance for agencies and employees.

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Hatch Act Protects Freedom of Political Speech on Social Media… to a Point

By on March 26, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Hatch Act Protects Freedom of Political Speech on Social Media… to a Point

News about federal employees posting their political opinions on social media has been more widespread since the election. What can federal employees legally do (and not do) when it comes to sharing their political opinions?

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Let Federal Managers Actually Manage

on March 24, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
The author says that it is necessary to strike a balance between employee rights and effective management.

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Legislation Cutting Some Federal Employees’ Pensions Advances in House

By on March 19, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Legislation Cutting Some Federal Employees’ Pensions Advances in House

A bill that would penalize a federal employee’s pension when acting primarily as a union representative has advanced in the House.

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President’s Budget Sets New Federal Priorities

By on March 16, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
President’s Budget Sets New Federal Priorities

The President’s budget proposal has not been drafted “with an eye toward what it would do to the value of your (DC area) condo….” Here are new priorities and agencies proposed for elimination.

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Legislation Reimbursing Federal Employees for Ride Sharing Services Moves Forward

By on March 15, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Legislation Reimbursing Federal Employees for Ride Sharing Services Moves Forward

Legislation that would require formal regulations to be issued to reimburse federal employees for using ride sharing services has cleared a Senate Committee.

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Hiring Freezes Have Consequences – And So Do Budgets

By on March 15, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Hiring Freezes Have Consequences – And So Do Budgets

There is a lot of uncertainty for federal agencies and employees in the midst of a hiring freeze and proposed budget cuts. However, the author says it’s not time to start assuming a total “doom and gloom” scenario just yet.

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