White House Asks Agencies to Limit What They Say About Budget Proposal

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White House Asks Agencies to Limit What They Say About Budget Proposal

The Office of Management and Budget has asked federal agencies to limit their public comments about the president’s budget blueprint until the full budget is released later this spring.

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‘Killer Mailer’ Won’t Get to Public Through the Post Office

on March 22, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The Post Office refused to mail a Montana church's Easter promotional material, initially saying it incites violence, then later stating it fails to meet mailing standards.

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California Wants To Give Dispirited Federal Workers a Job

on March 22, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The president of California’s Public Utilities Commission was recently recruiting federal employees from the EPA in Washington, DC, promising them a chance to work someplace still committed to fighting climate change.

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NASA Funding Bill Signed Into Law

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For the first time in seven years, the space agency has an authorization bill to set its budget.

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‘In-Service’ Withdrawals and Your TSP

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‘In-Service’ Withdrawals and Your TSP

Federal employees are allowed to withdraw money from the Thrift Savings Plan while still working for two reasons: financial hardship and age. The author explains how these withdrawals work.

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Government Begins Borrowing from the G Fund to Offset Debt Ceiling

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Government Begins Borrowing from the G Fund to Offset Debt Ceiling

The Treasury Department is having to use “extraordinary measures” to offset hitting the debt ceiling, and that includes using money from the G Fund to help pay for government operations.

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1.9% Pay Raise Proposed for Federal Employees

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1.9% Pay Raise Proposed for Federal Employees

A 2018 federal employee pay raise of 1.9% is to be proposed according to new reports.

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VA Suicide Hotline Still Riddled With Problems

on March 20, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The VA suicide hotline is still sending nearly a third of calls to outside back-up centers despite pledges by Veterans Affairs officials to stop the practice last year after a scathing report found the centers had routed veterans to voicemail, an inspector general investigation found.

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Legislation Would Provide Pay Parity for Wage Grade Federal Employees

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Legislation Would Provide Pay Parity for Wage Grade Federal Employees

Recently introduced legislation aims to provide pay parity between any raises given to General Schedule and Wage Grade federal employees.

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Secret Service Removes Agent Who Made Comments on Social Media About Trump

on March 20, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The Secret Service will permanently remove a top special agent from her position after an investigation into her Facebook comments that she would rather not defend President Trump or take "a bullet" for him, but some agents are concerned she will simply be transferred to another government job.

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