What Federal Employees Should Know About Furloughs

By on May 14, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
What Federal Employees Should Know About Furloughs

What are the differences between an administrative and an emergency furlough? The author provides a detailed explanation.

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Senators Want to Improve Agencies’ Customer Service Focus

By on May 13, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Senators Want to Improve Agencies’ Customer Service Focus

Legislation has been introduced in the Senate designed to simplify the process for federal agencies to solicit voluntary feedback from their customers.

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Social Security Announces the Top Baby Names of 2016

By on May 13, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Social Security Announces the Top Baby Names of 2016

The Social Security Administration has provided the list of the most popular names for boys and girls born in 2016.

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Federal Execs Support Pay for Performance, Workforce Overhaul

on May 12, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
The Senior Executives Association is broadening its mission to support overhauling the federal civil service system, potentially setting the group at odds with federal employee unions.

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Census Director Abruptly Resigns

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Census Director Abruptly Resigns

The director of the Census Bureau has announced his resignation at a time when the agency is facing budget struggles.

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Is There Still a Hiring Freeze?

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Is There Still a Hiring Freeze?

The recent hiring freeze was recently lifted, but agencies have yet to reengage significant hiring. The author explains why this may be happening.

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Sessions Sets New Prosecutorial Guidelines for Justice Department

By on May 12, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Sessions Sets New Prosecutorial Guidelines for Justice Department

Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo establishing new prosecuting guidelines for the Justice Department and the types of crimes it pursues.

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Trump Issues Executive Order to Bolster Agency Cybersecurity Procedures

By on May 11, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Trump Issues Executive Order to Bolster Agency Cybersecurity Procedures

President Trump has issued an executive order that will hold heads of federal agencies accountable for implementing IT risk management procedures.

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Making It Quicker and Easier to Fire VA Employees

Making It Quicker and Easier to Fire VA Employees

Legislation is moving in Congress to make it quicker and easier to fire VA employees. The bill would also have provisions to protect whistleblowers and to encourage managers to address performance problems.

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Comey Sends Farewell Letter to FBI Employees

By on May 11, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Comey Sends Farewell Letter to FBI Employees

Former FBI director James Comey sent a letter to select FBI staff bidding his farewell and honoring their service.

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