Will You Be Using the New L Funds?

By on June 28, 2020 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Will You Be Using the New L Funds?

Do you plan to utilize the new L Funds when they take effect this week? Share your feedback in this short survey.

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Changing Focus of Federal Hiring from College to Experience

By on June 26, 2020 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Changing Focus of Federal Hiring from College to Experience

President Trump has signed an executive order on the federal hiring process that focuses more on qualifications and less on receiving a college degree.

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Bills Would Require Publishing Agency Reopening Plans, Reimbursing Dependent Care Costs

By on June 26, 2020 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Bills Would Require Publishing Agency Reopening Plans, Reimbursing Dependent Care Costs

Recently introduced legislation would require federal agencies to publish their reopening plans online to facilitate the safety of their employees.

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GAO Suggests Safe Practices for Returning Federal Employees to Offices

By on June 25, 2020 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
GAO Suggests Safe Practices for Returning Federal Employees to Offices

GAO has listed considerations it said agencies need to take to safely bring federal employees back to work in an office environment.

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Federal Government Sent Nearly $1.4 Billion in Coronavirus Stimulus Payments to Dead People

on June 25, 2020 in Current Events with 0 Comments

A GAO report found that the federal government sent roughly $1.4 billion in stimulus payments to dead people in its response to the coronavirus.

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Aging Gracefully: A Look at Today’s LTC Solutions

By on June 25, 2020 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Aging Gracefully: A Look at Today’s LTC Solutions

Long-term care costs can quickly devour your retirement nest egg. These are some alternative strategies for addressing LTC needs later in life.

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DHS Policy Expands Internal Security Measures By Tracking All Personnel

on June 24, 2020 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The Department of Homeland Security will start tracking all personnel, including federal employees as well as contractors, with or without a security clearance to uncover insider security threats, a report said Wednesday.

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Two Federal Employees Suspended Without Pay for Violating Hatch Act

By on June 24, 2020 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Two Federal Employees Suspended Without Pay for Violating Hatch Act

Two federal employees have been suspended without pay for violating the Hatch Act while on duty.

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Will Federal Employees Really Have Lower Taxes in Retirement?

By on June 24, 2020 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Will Federal Employees Really Have Lower Taxes in Retirement?

Many federal employees assume they will be in a lower tax bracket in retirement. As the author explains, this may not be the case.

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Federal Immigration Agency Delays 13,400 Potential Furloughs

on June 24, 2020 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services delayed the expected furloughs of more than 13,000 employees by at least two weeks as the federal agency seeks to secure $1.2 billion from Congress to stay afloat.

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