President Trump Signs Back Pay Bill

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President Trump Signs Back Pay Bill

President Trump has signed legislation into law that guarantees back pay to federal employees.

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No More Union at the FLRA

By on January 16, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
No More Union at the FLRA

The FLRA Chairman has eliminated recognition of a union of agency employees based on requirements of the Civil Service Reform Act.

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IRS Recalling Tens of Thousands of Employees for Tax Filing Season

By on January 16, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
IRS Recalling Tens of Thousands of Employees for Tax Filing Season

The IRS is recalling agency employees who are currently furloughed to help with the upcoming tax season.

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Judge Refuses to Force Government to Pay Federal Employees Working During Shutdown

By on January 15, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Judge Refuses to Force Government to Pay Federal Employees Working During Shutdown

A federal judge refused to issue an order to force the government to pay federal employees who currently are required to work during the shutdown.

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Bill Introduced to Formally Block Automatic Pay Raises for Senior Officials

By on January 15, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Bill Introduced to Formally Block Automatic Pay Raises for Senior Officials

Legislation has been introduced to formalize the continuation of a pay freeze on the vice president and other senior officials during the shutdown.

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TSA Screener No-Shows Soaring in Shutdown

on January 15, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The number of airport security screeners failing to show up for work is soaring as the partial government shutdown goes into its fourth week.

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A Shutdown to ‘Smoke out the Resistance’

on January 15, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Could there be an ulterior motive to the ongoing shutdown? A senior official with the Trump administration says in this editorial that although going without a paycheck has been difficult, the lapse in appropriations "is an opportunity to strip wasteful government agencies for good."

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Will FEHB Coverage Continue During a Shutdown?

By on January 14, 2019 in Pay & Benefits, Q&A with 0 Comments
Will FEHB Coverage Continue During a Shutdown?

Does FEHB coverage ever cease under a partial government shutdown?

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Bill Would Let Federal Employees Tap Their TSP Funds During Shutdown

By on January 14, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Bill Would Let Federal Employees Tap Their TSP Funds During Shutdown

Recently introduced legislation would allow excepted federal employees to withdraw from the TSP with no penalties to have money during shutdowns.

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Now Is the Time to Seize the Day

By on January 14, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Now Is the Time to Seize the Day

The author says that our current low tax environment may not last which makes now more than ever the time to utilize proactive tax planning strategies.

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