Medical Malpractice Coverups at VA Lead to New Legislation

By on November 9, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Medical Malpractice Coverups at VA Lead to New Legislation

A media investigation highlighting serious problems at the VA has led to introduction of yet another reform bill aimed at fixing some of the agency’s problems.

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Second Guessing the FBI or Any Other Agency’s Specific Authority

By on November 8, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Second Guessing the FBI or Any Other Agency’s Specific Authority

The author says that a recent case regarding a security clearance involves a political decision from a judge that he says ultimately harms the agency’s mission.

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TSP Relaxes Hardship Withdrawal Rules to Aid California Wildfire Victims

By on November 8, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
TSP Relaxes Hardship Withdrawal Rules to Aid California Wildfire Victims

The TSP is temporarily relaxing its hardship withdrawal rules to help federal employees impacted by the wildfires in California.

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RFP Issued for F Fund Manager

By on November 8, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
RFP Issued for F Fund Manager

A request for proposal has been issued for a manager for the TSP’s F Fund.

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VA Facing Fallout from Publicity and Scandals

By on November 7, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
VA Facing Fallout from Publicity and Scandals

A bill to change how care is provided for American veterans could substantially alter the role of the VA.

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OPM’s Retirement Backlog Climbs 12% in October

By on November 7, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
OPM’s Retirement Backlog Climbs 12% in October

OPM’s retirement backlog climbed higher in October. How does this compare to the last few years?

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TSP Modernization Act Passes Congress; Heads to Trump’s Desk

By on November 7, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
TSP Modernization Act Passes Congress; Heads to Trump’s Desk

Congress has passed the TSP Modernization Act and it is now on its way to the White House.

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Is the FEHB System Killing Competition?

By on November 6, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Is the FEHB System Killing Competition?

A new GAO report shows that despite increases in available FEHB plans, enrollment is growing increasingly concentrated among the largest insurance carriers.

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OPM Issues Guidance on Multiple Emergency Leave Transfer Programs

By on November 6, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
OPM Issues Guidance on Multiple Emergency Leave Transfer Programs

OPM recently established four emergency leave transfer programs. This can be confusing for employees and agencies, so OPM has also issued administrative guidance.

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Federal Employees and Marijuana

By on November 5, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Federal Employees and Marijuana

A survey shows the percentage of federal employees who approve of marijuana legalization is slightly less than that of the general public.

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