USDA Signs Lease for Relocating Two of its Agencies

By on November 4, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
USDA Signs Lease for Relocating Two of its Agencies

USDA has signed a lease for permanent office space to make the move of two of its agencies to Missouri one step closer to becoming a reality.

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Will I Outlive My Retirement Funds?

By on November 3, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments

Do you have enough saved to retire? While there is no easy answer to this question, the author lists three questions to ask to help you begin planning.

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OPM Proposes Eliminating Some Occupational Series

By on November 2, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM Proposes Eliminating Some Occupational Series

OPM is proposing to eliminate some occupational series for various reasons and is seeking feedback on the proposal.

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Which TSP Fund Went Up 23% So Far in 2019?

By on November 1, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Which TSP Fund Went Up 23% So Far in 2019?

TSP investors will be pleased with their investment returns in October. One of the more popular funds is up more than 23% so far in 2019.

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Unions Say They’re Not at Table for Talks on Future of Work

on November 1, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Federal employee unions say they are being excluded from discussions about the future of work in the federal government.

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Senator Wants to End Federal Agencies’ ‘Propaganda’

By on October 31, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Senator Wants to End Federal Agencies’ ‘Propaganda’

One Senator says it’s time for federal agencies to stop using taxpayer funds on their PR campaigns.

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The Oath of Office and What it Means

By on October 31, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
The Oath of Office and What it Means

What does the oath of office taken by federal employees mean? The author shares his thoughts.

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Federal Retirees Get a 1.6 % COLA for 2020. No One is Applauding

By on October 30, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Federal Retirees Get a 1.6 % COLA for 2020. No One is Applauding

The COLA for 2020 has been met with a tepid response. The author explains how it is calculated as well as prospects for seeing higher future COLAs.

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Democrats Renew Push For Contractor Back Pay From Government Shutdown

on October 30, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

Democratic senators are pushing their colleagues to support an amendment that would provide back pay for low-wage government contractors who went without pay during the record 35-day shutdown earlier this year.

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Important Changes Coming for Some FEHB Plans in 2020

By on October 30, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Important Changes Coming for Some FEHB Plans in 2020

Changes are coming to some FEHB plans in 2020 and can impact federal employees utilizing those plans.

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