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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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AFGE Responds to Sexual Harassment Allegations Against its National President

By on October 29, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
AFGE Responds to Sexual Harassment Allegations Against its National President

AFGE has issued a public statement in response to sexual harassment allegations made against its national president, J. David Cox.

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AFGE President Accused of Sexual Harassment

on October 28, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
AFGE President Accused of Sexual Harassment

Ten people have described witnessing or experiencing inappropriate behavior by J. David Cox, the national president of AFGE. He denies the allegations but will take a leave of absence during an investigation according to the union.

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Agencies Will Have to Cancel Subscriptions to New York Times, Washington Post

By on October 25, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Agencies Will Have to Cancel Subscriptions to New York Times, Washington Post

The White House reportedly plans to direct federal agencies to cancel their subscriptions to the New York Times and the Washington Post.

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Portrait of an Inessential Government Worker

on October 23, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments

The article profiles an oceanographer with the U.S. Coast Guard’s Search and Rescue division who was deemed non-essential during the last partial government shutdown.

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12 Budget Cruising Tips for Feds

By on October 20, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
12 Budget Cruising Tips for Feds

These are some money saving tips for federal employees who may be considering a cruise for their next vacation.

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Elijah Cummings Dies at 68

on October 17, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Elijah Cummings Dies at 68

Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD), chairman of the House Oversight Committee, died early Thursday of complications from longstanding health issues.

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