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2019 Was a Big Year for Federal Employees

By on December 31, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
2019 Was a Big Year for Federal Employees

2019 was an eventful year for federal employees. These are some of the highlights.

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Kansas Mailman Credited with Saving Christmas for Local Families

By on December 23, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Kansas Mailman Credited with Saving Christmas for Local Families

A Kansas mail carrier took quick action to save Christmas gifts bound for local families after his truck caught on fire.

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Trump Sends Christmas Thank You Letter to Federal Employees

By on December 22, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Trump Sends Christmas Thank You Letter to Federal Employees

President Trump wrote a letter to federal employees thanking them for their service and informing them of new pay and leave benefits recently signed into law.

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9 of 20 Richest Counties Are D.C. Suburbs

on December 18, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
9 of 20 Richest Counties Are D.C. Suburbs

The Washington, DC region still boasts some of the wealthiest counties in the country according to the latest available Census Bureau data.

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Legislation Reintroduced to Prevent Government Shutdowns

By on December 11, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments

Another bill has been introduced to end government shutdowns and help the federal employees who suffer from the effects.

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U.S. Asks to Toss Case Over Work During Shutdown

on December 6, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments

The government has asked a federal court to dismiss a suit against its policies of keeping some federal employees at work without pay when an agency has no authority to spend money.

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One Fed Sails on the Newest Ship in the World: The Norwegian Encore

By on November 25, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
One Fed Sails on the Newest Ship in the World: The Norwegian Encore

FedSmith author and federal employee spouse Polia Marinova shares her experience after sailing aboard the Norwegian Encore for its inaugural voyage.

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No Government Shutdown, For Now

on November 21, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments

President Trump has signed a temporary spending bill to fund federal agencies until December 20, averting a possible government shutdown after it cleared the Senate late Thursday.

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Congress Strikes Stopgap Funding Deal

on November 18, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments

House and Senate leaders secured a deal on Monday afternoon that would extend government funding for four more weeks and sidestep a debilitating governmentwide shutdown.

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Harassment, Culture of Fear Flourished at AFGE, Staff Say

on November 15, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments

Current and former AFGE employees are questioning whether an investigation by the union into into sexual harassment allegations that took place there will dig deep enough.

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