It’s Time to Reform Federal Labor Relations

By on August 8, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
It’s Time to Reform Federal Labor Relations

The author says that if America is serious about having an efficient government, federal union activity must be balanced with meeting mission needs.

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DOD Budget Sequestration Furlough in 2013 Affirmed

By on August 8, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
DOD Budget Sequestration Furlough in 2013 Affirmed

In one of many appeals brought by furloughed Defense employees as the result of the 2013 budget sequestration process, the appeals court has found no error in the handling of one employee’s appeal.

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Federal Agency Is Censoring Use of Term ‘Climate Change’

on August 8, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
A series of emails indicate staff at the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) have been told to avoid using the term climate change in their work, with the officials instructed to reference “weather extremes” instead.

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OPM’s Retirement Claims Backlog Jumps 18% in July

By on August 7, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
OPM’s Retirement Claims Backlog Jumps 18% in July

The retirement applications backlog at OPM increased almost 18% in July.

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How Do You Take Away a Benefit That’s Already Been Paid For?

By on August 7, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
How Do You Take Away a Benefit That’s Already Been Paid For?

Recent proposals suggest cutting federal employees’ retirement benefits, however, the author says that lawmakers may not understand how these are funded.

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Proposed Changes to the TSP

By on August 7, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Proposed Changes to the TSP

Legislation is advancing in Congress that would make changes to the TSP. Here is what this could mean for federal employees.

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Can Feds Use ‘Retrograde Analysis’ to Pursue Retirement Success?

By on August 6, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Can Feds Use ‘Retrograde Analysis’ to Pursue Retirement Success?

The author suggests taking a “backwards approach” when it comes to planning for expenses in retirement.

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When Brokers Want to Move Your Money Out of a Very Good Thing

on August 6, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
The author says that federal employees have one of the best retirement savings plans in the country available to them. Therefore, he says, one should remain suspicious if brokers are trying to get you to move money out of such a plan.

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Federal Employees Step Up Defiance of Trump

on August 5, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Federal employees are growing increasingly willing to criticize or defy the White House and President Trump’s top appointees.

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GAO: OPM IT Security Still at Risk

By on August 4, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
GAO: OPM IT Security Still at Risk

According to a new GAO report, OPM has made progress in improving its information security but still has more work to do.

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