Full Social Security Retirement Benefits and a COLA Update

By on April 20, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Full Social Security Retirement Benefits and a COLA Update

Requirements for full Social Security retirement benefits are changing in 2018. Also, here is an update on the 2018 COLA.

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CIA, FBI Launch Joint Probe Into Federal Employee Behind WikiLeaks Breach

on April 19, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The CIA and FBI have launched a joint investigation into who was behind the breach of thousands of top-secret documents that ended up on the WikiLeaks website.

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EPA Planning to Offer Buyouts to Shrink Workforce

on April 19, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The Environmental Protection Agency said this week that it would begin the process of shrinking its 15,000-employee workforce through buyouts, in the wake of President Trump’s executive order last month aimed at streamlining agencies throughout the federal government.

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President Signs Veterans Choice Act

By on April 19, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
President Signs Veterans Choice Act

President Trump has signed a law expanding access to health care for veterans outside of the VA system.

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House Committee Urges President to Fill IG Positions

By on April 19, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is encouraging President Trump to fill several empty Inspector General positions at federal agencies.

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Chaffetz Will Not Seek Reelection

By on April 19, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Chaffetz Will Not Seek Reelection

Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) has announced that he will not seek reelection for Congress in 2018.

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Executive Order Directs Agencies to Focus on ‘Buy American, Hire American’

By on April 19, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Executive Order Directs Agencies to Focus on ‘Buy American, Hire American’

A new executive order tells agencies to focus on “buy American, hire American.”

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Tax Freedom Day is April 23rd

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Tax Freedom Day is April 23rd

Tax Freedom Day falls on April 23 in 2017. What is this significance of this date?

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OMB Directive M-17-22: New Clock Tickin’ PLUS Earlier Deadlines

By on April 18, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
OMB Directive M-17-22: New Clock Tickin’ PLUS Earlier Deadlines

OMB has put a directive in place to reform federal agencies. The author provides details about this plan and has provided some important supporting documents accompanying the directive.

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VA Tests Partnership With CVS To Reduce Veterans’ Wait Times

on April 18, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Some ailing veterans can now use their federal health care benefits at CVS "MinuteClinics" to treat minor illnesses and injuries, under a pilot program announced Tuesday by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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