Letters Express Opposition to Proposed Benefits Cuts

By on June 19, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Letters Express Opposition to Proposed Benefits Cuts

Two letters were sent last week to Congress expressing opposition to proposed cuts to federal employee benefits in the White House’s budget proposal.

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Federal Employee Pension, G Fund Used to Avoid Government Default

By on June 18, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Federal Employee Pension, G Fund Used to Avoid Government Default

The debt ceiling for the Federal Government has been reached and it is using accounting techniques to keep paying its bills. Federal employees are helping to fund the “extraordinary measures” now in effect.

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OMB Orders Elimination of Dozens of Agency Reporting Requirements

By on June 16, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
OMB Orders Elimination of Dozens of Agency Reporting Requirements

The Trump Administration plans to eliminate numerous regulations to ease the paperwork burden on federal agencies.

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Senators Want Details About Accused NSA Leaker’s Security Clearance

By on June 16, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Senators Want Details About Accused NSA Leaker’s Security Clearance

Two Senators have asked OPM to provide details about the security clearance that was granted to NSA contractor Reality Winner.

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Follow the Rules Act Signed into Law

By on June 15, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Follow the Rules Act Signed into Law

President Trump has signed the Follow the Rules Act. It provides additional protection for federal employee whistleblowers.

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FSIP Members Discharged: Decisions on Hold

By on June 15, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
FSIP Members Discharged: Decisions on Hold

Members of the Federal Service Impasses Panel were discharged on May 18th. New decisions are now on hold.

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TSA Testing New Fingerprint Scanners in Lieu of Boarding Passes

By on June 15, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
TSA Testing New Fingerprint Scanners in Lieu of Boarding Passes

The TSA is testing new fingerprint scanning technology at two airports that has the potential to replace the need for boarding passes and identity documents.

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FBI Seeking Information on Congressional Baseball Shooter

By on June 15, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments

The FBI has released details on the shooter who left one Congressman critically injured and is asking for tips to aid their investigation.

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What Can Federal Employees Do to Prevent Proposed Cuts to Their Retirement Benefits?

By on June 14, 2017 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
What Can Federal Employees Do to Prevent Proposed Cuts to Their Retirement Benefits?

I’m worried about recent proposed cuts to federal retirement benefits. Is there anything federal employees can do to prevent this from happening?

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Rep. Steve Scalise Among Shooting Victims at Congressional Baseball Practice

on June 14, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana was among several individuals shot Wednesday at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia by a gunman.

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