Benefits Cuts Resurface in 2020 Budget Proposal

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Benefits Cuts Resurface in 2020 Budget Proposal

Although not directly mentioned, some of the same cuts to federal employees’ benefits appeared in the 2020 budget proposal.

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Appeals Court Sustains Ten-Day Suspension

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Appeals Court Sustains Ten-Day Suspension

This case challenging a ten-day suspension against a Border Patrol Agent made its way to the federal appeals court by way of a challenge to an arbitrator’s decision.

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A Tale of Two Factors

By on March 10, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
A Tale of Two Factors

The author says that federal HR advisors have gotten more cautious in their approach to discipline and often overlook the main focus of solving the problem.

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Report Analyzes Agencies’ Use-or-Lose Spending Sprees

By on March 8, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Report Analyzes Agencies’ Use-or-Lose Spending Sprees

A new report outlines the extent to which federal agencies spend money in the last month of a fiscal year and what they were buying.

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Marijuana Investments: Where is the Line?

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Marijuana Investments: Where is the Line?

Recent guidance on marijuana related investments raises questions for federal employees who hold security clearances.

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Trying Again to Change Social Security’s COLA Formula

By on March 8, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Trying Again to Change Social Security’s COLA Formula

Another attempt is being made in Congress to change the COLA formula for Social Security to pay higher benefits.

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Your Federal Benefits: What Should Your Primary Survivor Do When You Die?

By on March 7, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Your Federal Benefits: What Should Your Primary Survivor Do When You Die?

There are important actions your primary survivor needs to take regarding your federal benefits in the event of your death.

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Politics and the Importance of the Civil Service

By on March 7, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Politics and the Importance of the Civil Service

The author says that although the civil service system is not perfect, a return to the “spoils system” would be devastating for the federal workforce.

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The Debt Ceiling and the G Fund: Here We Go Again

By on March 6, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
The Debt Ceiling and the G Fund: Here We Go Again

The government is using two federal employee retirement accounts to avoid hitting the debt ceiling as the country’s debt continues its steady growth.

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More Lawmakers Want to Know the Status of the Pay Raise

By on March 6, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
More Lawmakers Want to Know the Status of the Pay Raise

Some Congressmen are growing restless about the pay raise and want to know when federal employees can expect to see it.

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