FLRA Reverses Precedents Creating New Case Law

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FLRA Reverses Precedents Creating New Case Law

The FLRA has reversed prior interpretations of the law in a couple of important ways. The author summarizes the court’s rationale in a new case.

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Tips to Accumulate More Wealth in the TSP

on May 10, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Tips to Accumulate More Wealth in the TSP The author outlines 15 tips to build savings inside of 401(k) programs which he notes also apply to federal employees investing in the Thrift Savings Plan.

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Pon Hints at Major Changes Coming to Federal Compensation System

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At a town hall discussion held this week, OPM director Jeff Pon hinted that there may be major changes in store for federal employee compensation.

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Congressman ‘Strongly Opposes’ OPM’s Proposed Benefits Cuts

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Congressman ‘Strongly Opposes’ OPM’s Proposed Benefits Cuts

One Congressman is unhappy with OPM’s proposals to reduce federal employees’ benefits and has expressed his dissent in a letter to the agency.

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Unsung ‘Sheroes’ Receive Recognition

By on May 9, 2018 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Unsung ‘Sheroes’ Receive Recognition

The Unsung Shero Awards were presented as part of Public Service Recognition Week to women for their excellence in federal service.

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Thank a Government Employee During PSRW

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Thank a Government Employee During PSRW

The author expresses his gratitude to federal employees in celebration of Public Service Recognition Week.

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Trump Calls for Adoption of President’s Management Agenda for PSRW

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Trump Calls for Adoption of President’s Management Agenda for PSRW

In his Public Service Recognition Week proclamation, President Trump stressed the importance of implementing the President’s Management Agenda.

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New Documents Detail Threats Made Against EPA Administrator

on May 8, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
New Documents Detail Threats Made Against EPA Administrator Documents released this week by the EPA's Office of Inspector General in response to Freedom of Information Act requests contain details about investigations made into threats that have been made against administrator Scott Pruitt.

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The Need for Tax-Efficient Retirement Strategies

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The Need for Tax-Efficient Retirement Strategies

Have you thought about what your tax bill may be at retirement? These are some strategies available to federal employees to offset a future tax burden.

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OPM Reduces Retirement Backlog 6.6% in April

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OPM Reduces Retirement Backlog 6.6% in April

OPM made a slight improvement to the outstanding retirement backlog in April to bring the total below 18,000.

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