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Is It Time for FLRA to Rethink Its “National Security” Bargaining Unit Policy?

By on February 19, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Is It Time for FLRA to Rethink Its “National Security” Bargaining Unit Policy?

The author says a recent FLRA case is significant because it goes against previous FLRA case law regarding union representation for national security jobs.

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Why Public Service is Not a Regular Job

By on February 19, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Why Public Service is Not a Regular Job

The author says that working as a federal employee is very different from other kinds of jobs.

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Bill Seeks to Give Full Collective Bargaining Rights to TSA Officers

By on February 17, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Bill Seeks to Give Full Collective Bargaining Rights to TSA Officers

Legislation has recently been reintroduced to give TSA officers full collective bargaining rights.

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MSPB Backlog May See Relief This Year

By on February 13, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
MSPB Backlog May See Relief This Year

There has been some movement in the Senate on confirming MSPB nominees. At the moment, many cases are still frozen due to the lack of a quorum at the agency.

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How Does the Shutdown Impact Within-Grade Increases?

By on February 9, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
How Does the Shutdown Impact Within-Grade Increases?

OPM has released a list of frequently asked post-shutdown questions addressing various pay/benefits issues.

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Do You Know What Your Obligations Are Under the Hatch Act?

By on February 8, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Do You Know What Your Obligations Are Under the Hatch Act?

Social media has made it easier than ever to violate the Hatch Act. Here are some important things to know about how this law can impact federal employees.

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An Open Letter to Federal Workers

By on January 30, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
An Open Letter to Federal Workers

Federal employees likely have a lot on their minds after the shutdown. The author offers both his thanks and some career advice to consider.

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Legislation Reintroduced to Provide Appeal Rights to Postal Employees

By on January 29, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Legislation Reintroduced to Provide Appeal Rights to Postal Employees

Legislation has been reintroduced to extend MSPB appeal rights to some Postal employees.

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Top 10 Things VA Employees Should Know the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act

By on January 28, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Top 10 Things VA Employees Should Know the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act

These are ten important things federal employees at the VA should know about the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Prevention Act.

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OPM Encourages Use of Telework During the Shutdown

By on January 24, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM Encourages Use of Telework During the Shutdown

OPM is reminding agencies to be as accommodating as possible to the needs of excepted employees working during the ongoing partial government shutdown.

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