State Department to Maintain Hiring Freeze

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State Department to Maintain Hiring Freeze

The State Department has announced it will maintain the hiring freeze despite it being lifted for other agencies.

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More Patient Care Problems Cited at VA

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More Patient Care Problems Cited at VA

A new report found numerous problems with patient care at a VA facility. Here is a summary and solutions suggested to improve caring for veterans in the VA.

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EPA Ends Gym Membership Program for Employees

By on April 13, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said in an interview this week that the days of providing expensive gym memberships to agency employees are over.

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Lawmakers Ask Attorney General to Review Lois Lerner Case

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Lawmakers Ask Attorney General to Review Lois Lerner Case

Two House Republicans have asked the Attorney General to take a fresh look at Lois Lerner and her involvement in the IRS targeting scandal.

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From Dream to Reality: How to Define and Design Your Federal Retirement

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From Dream to Reality: How to Define and Design Your Federal Retirement

Having a plan is crucial for a successful retirement. The author provides some ideas on how to start the planning process.

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OPM Renews BENEFEDS Contract

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OPM has renewed its contract with LTC Partners to have the company continue providing BENEFEDS services to federal employees.

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Hiring Reform: Building a New Process From the Ground Up (Part 2)

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Hiring Reform: Building a New Process From the Ground Up (Part 2)

In his final article of the series, the author explains his additional suggestions for some fixes he says are needed for a badly broken federal hiring process.

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Greatest Damage From OPM Breach Was to Government’s Reputation

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The greatest damage caused by the massive Office of Personnel Management data breach wasn’t the loss of the documents themselves—it was the damage to the U.S. government’s reputation, current and former officials said Monday.

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Hiring Reform: Building a New Process From the Ground Up (Part 1)

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Hiring Reform: Building a New Process From the Ground Up (Part 1)

The author says that the federal hiring process is badly broken and can only be fixed with a complete overhaul.

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White House Confirms Intent to Propose 1.9% Pay Raise in 2018

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White House Confirms Intent to Propose 1.9% Pay Raise in 2018

There is now another indication that federal employees will receive an average raise of 1.9% in 2018.

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