Commerce Secretary Will Sell His Equities

on July 13, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will sell his equity holdings after a government ethics office noted inaccuracies and omissions in his financial disclosure reports.

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Is Working after Retirement Worth the Costs?

By on July 12, 2018 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
Is Working after Retirement Worth the Costs?

Is it true that there is an income limit for federal retirees under FERS who work after retiring from federal service?

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Federal Appeals Court Limits Ability to Sue TSA and its Screeners

By on July 12, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Federal Appeals Court Limits Ability to Sue TSA and its Screeners

A federal appeals court has ruled that TSA screeners are not criminal law enforcement officers thus limiting the circumstances under which they may be sued.

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Report: NASA Needs Backup Plan To Maintain U.S. Presence At Space Station

on July 12, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Report: NASA Needs Backup Plan To Maintain U.S. Presence At Space Station A new Government Accountability Office report warns that "without a viable contingency option for ensuring uninterrupted access to the ISS [International Space Station] in the event of further commercial crew delays, we concluded that NASA is at risk of not being able to maximize the return of its multibillion-dollar investment in the space station."

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Legislation Would Ban Unions at IRS

By on July 11, 2018 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Legislation Would Ban Unions at IRS

Recently introduced legislation would prohibit unions at the IRS.

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ALJs Excepted from Competitive Service

By on July 11, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
ALJs Excepted from Competitive Service

As a result of a recent Supreme Court decision, President Trump has issued an Executive Order excepting ALJ’s from the competitive service.

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DOJ Says Recent Fraud Case May Not Be Linked to OPM Data Breach

By on July 10, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
DOJ Says Recent Fraud Case May Not Be Linked to OPM Data Breach

The Justice Department now says that a recent case in Maryland involving stolen identities may not be linked to the OPM data breaches after all.

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What Does ‘Creditable Civilian Service’ Mean?

By on July 10, 2018 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
What Does ‘Creditable Civilian Service’ Mean?

I often see the phrase “creditable civilian service” in FedSmith articles – what does this mean?

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Back to the Future: Labor Relations in Government Today

By on July 10, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Back to the Future: Labor Relations in Government Today

How will the new Executive Orders from the Trump administration impact labor relations in the federal government? Here is one perspective.

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Supreme Court Nominee Announced

on July 9, 2018 in Current Events with 0 Comments
President Trump announced that he has nominated Brett Kavanaugh for his Supreme Court pick.

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