An Overview of How Military Retirees are Subject to the Emoluments Clause

By on May 19, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
An Overview of How Military Retirees are Subject to the Emoluments Clause

Michael Flynn has been accused of violating the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution. What is this clause and how does it apply to retired military personnel?

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Watchdog Finds Government Discriminated Against Hiring Veterans

on May 19, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
A new government watchdog report found that the Obama Justice Department discriminated against veterans in its hiring practices.

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Chaffetz to Leave Office June 30

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Chaffetz to Leave Office June 30

Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) has announced that his last day in Congress will be on June 30th.

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Federal Employees Can Now Officially Use Uber for Travel

By on May 18, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Federal Employees Can Now Officially Use Uber for Travel

Federal employees who travel for work can now officially be reimbursed for using ride sharing services under a new law that was just passed this week.

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Federal Employee Perceptions About Sexual Orientation Discrimination

By on May 18, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Federal Employee Perceptions About Sexual Orientation Discrimination

The author says that MSPB’s Merit Principles Survey provides insight into the perceptions of sexual orientation discrimination against LGB Federal employees.

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Dueling Statistics on Federal Employee Pay

By on May 18, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Dueling Statistics on Federal Employee Pay

A House committee held a hearing on federal employee compensation. Interest groups are out in force. Here is a summary of competing arguments.

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Should a Portion of the FAA Be Privatized?

By on May 18, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The House Transportation Committee recently held a hearing to debate the possibility of privatizing a portion of the nation’s air traffic control system.

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VA Bureaucracy Continues To Protect Bad Employees, Hurt U.S. Troops

on May 18, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The authors of legislation to reform the VA make their case by detailing recent problems within the agency that they say will be improved with passage of their bill.

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Pay Freeze Continues for Some Federal Officials

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Pay Freeze Continues for Some Federal Officials

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has issued a notice about a continuing pay freeze for senior federal officials.

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States That Tax Your Federal Government Pension the Most

on May 17, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
When evaluating retirement destinations, avoiding the states that do tax federal government pensions could save a federal retiree thousands of dollars in state taxes every year throughout retirement. These are some of the worst offenders.

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