Should ICE be Abolished?

By on July 9, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Should ICE be Abolished?

Calls are growing among some lawmakers to eliminate the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.

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Making Better Use of the Probationary Period

By on July 9, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Making Better Use of the Probationary Period

The MSPB has found that the probationary period is not extensively used, but there are steps agencies can take to utilize it more effectively.

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Border Patrol Losing Staff Despite Order to Hire More Agents

on July 8, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
A new Government Accountability Office report says that the Border Patrol has been losing agents to attrition despite an order from President Trump to hire 5,000 new agents.

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Leandra English Announces Resignation from CFPB

on July 7, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Leandra English, the deputy director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau who unsuccessfully sued President Donald Trump for control of the consumer watchdog agency, said Friday she plans to resign next week.

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OPM Proposes Adding 64,000 New Federal Employees to Locality Pay

By on July 6, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
OPM Proposes Adding 64,000 New Federal Employees to Locality Pay

OPM is proposing to add about 64,000 federal employees to the locality pay system for GS employees.

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OPM Sees Very Slight Increase in Retirement Backlog in June

By on July 6, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
OPM Sees Very Slight Increase in Retirement Backlog in June

OPM’s retirement backlog remained mostly flat in June as it saw a less than 1% increase in the total number of outstanding retirement applications.

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OPM Guidance on Labor and Employee Relations Executive Orders

By on July 6, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM Guidance on Labor and Employee Relations Executive Orders

OPM has issued guidance on President Trump’s recent Executive Orders impacting the federal workforce.

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Pruitt Resigns as EPA Administrator

By on July 5, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Pruitt Resigns as EPA Administrator

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has resigned from his post with the agency.

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Fixing Social Security Starts With Us, the Voters

By on July 5, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Fixing Social Security Starts With Us, the Voters

The author says that the path to fixing Social Security ultimately lies in the hands of the voters.

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Legislation Introduced to Repeal Expedited VA Employee Removal Procedures

By on July 3, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Legislation Introduced to Repeal Expedited VA Employee Removal Procedures

Recently introduced legislation would undo the expedited removal procedures recently enacted through law for federal employees at the VA.

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