Appeals Court Rules MSPB Erred in Handling Coerced Retirement Claim

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Appeals Court Rules MSPB Erred in Handling Coerced Retirement Claim

A Department of Commerce employee has convinced the appeals court that his retirement was involuntary because of a hostile work environment.

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Federal Pay Isn’t Driving Deficits

on September 12, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
The pay freeze issue is coming to a head when Congress decides whether to incorporate a 1.9 percent boost to federal employee pay next year.

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New Law Will Give Some VA Federal Employees Additional Paid Leave

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New Law Will Give Some VA Federal Employees Additional Paid Leave

A new law will provide disabled veterans in medical positions at the VA with additional paid leave to seek medical treatment.

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Lawmakers Express Opposition to the Pay Freeze

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Lawmakers Express Opposition to the Pay Freeze

Several lawmakers have expressed their opposition to the proposed 2019 pay freeze and are working to implement a pay raise instead.

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US Remembers 9/11 with Somber Tributes, New Monument

on September 11, 2018 in Current Events with 0 Comments

Americans are remembering the terrorism attacks on 9/11/2001 with somber tributes, and a new monument to victims.

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How has the VA Improvement and Modernization Act Changed the Appeals Process?

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How has the VA Improvement and Modernization Act Changed the Appeals Process?

How has the VA disability appeals process changed since reform legislation was passed in 2017?

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Federal Employee Pay Raises and Inflation

By on September 10, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Federal Employee Pay Raises and Inflation

How do annual federal employee pay increases compare with the annual inflation rate? Here is a chart showing 23 years of data.

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The Unique Legal World of Title 38 Veterans Administration Doctors and Nurses

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The Unique Legal World of Title 38 Veterans Administration Doctors and Nurses

Title 38 is a unique hiring authority that applies to some federal employees and one that creates a much different appeals process.

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Border Patrol Agent Shot at While Sitting in Car Near Border

on September 10, 2018 in Current Events with 0 Comments
A Border Patrol agent was shot at Sunday morning while sitting in his marked patrol car just north of the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Will Millennials Get Social Security?

By on September 9, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Will Millennials Get Social Security?

Millennials need to stop asking if they will collect Social Security and start asking how will they manage the cost of seniors as their benefits are reduced.

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