Current Events

FedSmith Poll: 85 percent think terror likely to occur in U.S

By on February 26, 2003 in Current Events with 0 Comments

High percentage of respondents think an act of terror is “definite” or “likely” but most aren’t doing much about it.

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Using Interviews Effectively: Advice from the MSPB

By on February 23, 2003 in Current Events with 0 Comments

MSPB has issued a report entitled “The Federal Selection Interview: Unrealized Potential” that is available for downloading.

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VA in Phoenix has five national award winners

By on February 20, 2003 in Current Events with 0 Comments

Five employees from the VA in Phoenix have been recognized for their significant accomplishments in the past year.

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Feds Weigh In With Their Opinions on Attacking Iraq

By on February 18, 2003 in Current Events with 0 Comments

These are the results of the Fedsmith.com poll conducted during the week of February 10th on whether the United States should attack Iraq.

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SEC may get to waive hiring rules

By on February 11, 2003 in Current Events with 0 Comments

The SEC may get an exemption from civil service hiring procedures.

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TSP Bond Funds Up, Stock Funds Down in January

By on February 5, 2003 in Current Events with 0 Comments

The stocks funds continued to decline in January while bond funds turned up

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An Appeal to President Bush: No Challenger Style Presidential Commission for Columbia Accident

By on February 2, 2003 in Current Events with 0 Comments

Investigation of the Challenger accident became political theatre rather than a rational investigation designed to ferret out problems and their cause. The author urges President Bush to learn from that investigation and avoid them in investigating the Columbia tragedy.

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Creating a New Civil Service System Isn't Easy But Changes May Be Coming

By on January 29, 2003 in Current Events with 0 Comments

The administration and key players in the House and Senate want to change the federal government’s HR system. It may happen this time.

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Will You Consider $452,000 to Start This New Job?

By on January 27, 2003 in Current Events with 0 Comments

Members of the Public Company Oversight Accounting Board voted salaries for themselves of $452,000 and up. Congress may get involved in rollling them back

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Performance Plan for Feds Proposed–It's DOA

By on January 26, 2003 in Current Events with 0 Comments

Pay for performance plan proposed for federal employees. It isn’t likely to survive when it comes up against the Washington establishment that resists controversial change.

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