Border Patrol Officials Are ‘Moving On’ As Wall Construction Remains Delayed

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Various delays are causing Customs and Border Protection not to be able to make any progress on the bidding process for building a border wall.

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The G Fund and the Debt Ceiling

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The G Fund and the Debt Ceiling

Congress is once again debating whether or not to raise the debt ceiling. Here is what this means for federal employees.

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How the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act May Drive Civil Service Reform

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How the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act May Drive Civil Service Reform

The author says that a new VA reform bill provides a look into both the approach and substance of reforms we should expect to see in the rest of government.

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What Penalties Would I Face If I Retire at 62 With Less Than 20 Years of Service?

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What Penalties Would I Face If I Retire at 62 With Less Than 20 Years of Service?

What penalties would I face if I retire at 62 years old but have less than 20 years in service?

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Whatever Happened to Trump’s New Border Patrol Officers?

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President Trump signed an executive order shortly after taking office to hire 15,000 new Border Patrol agents and immigration officers. However, the plan to do so isn't proving to be so simple.

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How to Determine if a Financial Adviser is Right For You

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How to Determine if a Financial Adviser is Right For You

How can you go about selecting a financial advisor to help you plan for retirement? These are some questions to ask and red flags to watch for.

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Social Security: It’s All Part of the Plan

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Social Security: It’s All Part of the Plan

The author says that Social Security is gradually heading towards a financial crisis, and the worst part about it is there seems to be no plan to deal with it.

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Be Prepared for a Moderate COLA in January

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Be Prepared for a Moderate COLA in January

There is both good and bad news about the likely COLA in 2018. The author provides the details.

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A Federal Internship Does Not Guarantee a Permanent Position

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A Federal Internship Does Not Guarantee a Permanent Position

Does the Merit Systems Protection Board have jurisdiction to review an agency’s decision not to convert an intern position to a permanent appointment? The MSPB says no and the appeals court now agrees.

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Federal Employee Pay Raise Process Moving Ahead

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Federal Employee Pay Raise Process Moving Ahead

The 2018 federal employee pay raise is following the usual tortuous path. Probable result: an average pay raise of 1.9% in January.

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