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Race Training for Federal Employees is a “Sickness”

September 7, 2020 8:04 AM , Updated October 5, 2020 6:47 PM
Race Training for Federal Employees is a “Sickness”

This is an interesting time to be a federal employee. Do you work for a government in a free country for the betterment of all or for a government created to promote the interests of the elite?

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Agreement Reached to Avoid Government Shutdown

September 4, 2020 3:23 PM

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Speaker Nancy Pelosi have "an informal agreement" to avoid a partial government shutdown at the end of September.

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The Coronavirus Blues

August 28, 2020 2:22 PM , Updated October 8, 2020 1:25 PM
The Coronavirus Blues

How is your life likely to change in a “new normal” world? Are you adapting?

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House Passes $25 Billion Postal Service Rescue Bill

August 22, 2020 7:09 PM

In a rare Saturday session, the House passed a bill providing emergency funding for the Postal Service.

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6 States Sue Postal Service Alleging Changes Have Harmed Ability to Conduct ‘Free and Fair Elections’

August 21, 2020 3:31 PM

Six states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit Friday against Postmaster General Louis DeJoy alleging new "unlawful" mail policy changes have affected their ability to conduct "free and fair elections."

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Investing During a Pandemic

August 20, 2020 7:33 AM , Updated October 11, 2020 4:33 PM
Investing During a Pandemic

There are always reasons not to invest for retirement based on the latest bad news, but market ups and downs are a normal part of investing.

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Legislation Would Ban Federal Employees from Using WeChat

August 10, 2020 4:32 PM

Legislation has been introduced to ban federal employees from using a popular app owned by a Chinese company.

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Senators Continue Push for More Telework

August 3, 2020 4:17 PM
Senators Continue Push for More Telework

More lawmakers are continuing to make their case for keeping federal employees on telework to protect them from the COVID-19 coronavirus.

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Is Telework’s Recent Success Proof That Agencies Should Be Moved Out of Washington?

August 3, 2020 7:03 AM

One Senator says that the success of federal employees teleworking during the pandemic is proof that federal agencies don’t need to be in the DC area.

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FedSmith Readers Say They Are Afraid to Return to Work in Their Offices

July 31, 2020 12:47 PM , Updated August 12, 2020 8:56 AM
FedSmith Readers Say They Are Afraid to Return to Work in Their Offices

A majority of respondents to our latest survey say it’s too early for federal employees to stop telework and that they do not feel safe returning to the office.

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