Michael Moore Asks Federal Employees to Blow the Whistle on the Trump Administration

By on June 7, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Michael Moore Asks Federal Employees to Blow the Whistle on the Trump Administration

Michael Moore has set up a website that encourages whistleblowers to share information with him about the Trump administration.

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Trump Names New FBI Director

By on June 7, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments

President Trump will nominate Christopher A. Wray to be the new FBI director.

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VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 Passed By Senate

By on June 6, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 Passed By Senate

The Senate has passed the Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act. The author provides a summary and analysis of the bill.

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Tips on Counseling for Supervisors: Part 3 – The Counseling Memo

By on June 6, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Tips on Counseling for Supervisors: Part 3 – The Counseling Memo

In the third and final article in the series, the author provides details on how to write an effective counseling memo.

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President Seeks to Privatize Air Traffic System

By on June 6, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments

Will the nation’s air traffic control system be run by a non-profit entity outside of the federal government? The interest groups are lining up for what promises to be a hard fight in Congress.

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Federal Contractor Arrested for Leaking Top Secret Report

By on June 6, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Federal Contractor Arrested for Leaking Top Secret Report

A federal contractor has been arrested for leaking a top secret classified document, reportedly in regards to Russian election interference.

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OPM Slowly Chipping Away at Retirement Backlog

By on June 5, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
OPM Slowly Chipping Away at Retirement Backlog

The Office of Personnel Management was able to make a marked reduction in its outstanding backlog of retirement applications in May.

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How Do Federal Employees Rate President Trump?

By on June 5, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
How Do Federal Employees Rate President Trump?

How do FedSmith readers rate President Trump’s performance so far, and are they more or less optimistic about their career as a federal employee?

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Should I Retire Now to Take the Supplemental Payment?

By on June 5, 2017 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
Should I Retire Now to Take the Supplemental Payment?

I meet requirements for immediate retirement from Federal service. One thing I don’t want to lose is the supplemental payment until 62. Should I retire now?

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Federal Employees: You’re Not Going Anywhere This Year

By on June 4, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Federal Employees: You’re Not Going Anywhere This Year

The author says that despite proposed changes from a new administration, federal employees are very unlikely to leave their jobs anytime soon.

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