White House VA Hotline Now Fully Staffed

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White House VA Hotline Now Fully Staffed

The VA announced that its hotline for veterans is now fully staffed and running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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DC Court of Appeals Again Sides With Dissent in FLRA Decision

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DC Court of Appeals Again Sides With Dissent in FLRA Decision

The DC Court of Appeals has again restricted the expansion of bargaining in the federal government as advocated by the FLRA.

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VA Vows to Improve on Reporting Non-Performing Doctors

on November 29, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
After a GAO report showed the Department of Veterans Affairs sorely lacking in its reporting of non-performing doctors, the agency insisted at a House Committee hearing that it is already working to improve in this area.

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Cuts to Federal Retirement System: Evaded or Merely Postponed?

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Cuts to Federal Retirement System: Evaded or Merely Postponed?

A budget resolution making cuts to federal pay and benefits recently failed to pass Congress, but it left federal employees wondering what the future may hold.

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Are You a Good Bureaucrat, or a Bad Bureaucrat?

By on November 29, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Are You a Good Bureaucrat, or a Bad Bureaucrat?

The author says that the term “bureaucrat” often carries a negative connotation, but in his experience, he believes this should not be the case.

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The Tax Bill’s Automatic Spending Cuts

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A law to keep the deficit from growing larger requires cuts to federal spending if the tax bill passes and Congress takes no further action.

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New Executive Director Appointed at FLRA

By on November 28, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments

William Tosick has been appointed to serve as the new Executive Director of the FLRA.

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Who’s in Charge at CFPB?

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A hiring freeze has been announced at CFPB amidst a legal battle that has ensued over who gets to lead the agency.

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VA Failing to Report Poorly Performing Doctors

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VA Failing to Report Poorly Performing Doctors

A GAO report found that the VA is failing to properly report and document poor performance among its healthcare providers.

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Telework Abuse Highlighted in Lankford’s 2017 Waste Report

By on November 27, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Telework Abuse Highlighted in Lankford’s 2017 Waste Report

Senator James Lankford (R-OK) has released his third annual report on what he deems to be wasteful spending within the federal government.

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