Federal Employees and Marijuana

By on November 5, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Federal Employees and Marijuana

A survey shows the percentage of federal employees who approve of marijuana legalization is slightly less than that of the general public.

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Legislation Would Extend Probationary Period for New Feds to Two Years

By on November 5, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Legislation Would Extend Probationary Period for New Feds to Two Years

Legislation has been introduced that would extend the probationary period for new federal employees to two years. Would this benefit new employees?

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Buy Out vs. Early Out – Which is Better?

By on November 2, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Buy Out vs. Early Out – Which is Better?

Buy outs and early outs are two incentive programs offered to restructure the federal workforce. How can an employee determine which is better?

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No Changes to 401(k) Contributions in Republican Tax Plan

By on November 2, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
No Changes to 401(k) Contributions in Republican Tax Plan

Republicans have unveiled their tax cut proposal, one which consolidates individual income tax brackets and leaves retirement plan contribution limits untouched.

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DoD Succeeds in Removing a Police Officer the Second Time Around

By on November 2, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
DoD Succeeds in Removing a Police Officer the Second Time Around

A Defense Department police officer got in trouble with the law in California. Before his plea deal came about, the Department took action….three times…but only the second removal action made it through on appeal.

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The Political Appointee Burrowing Prevention Act – Good Idea or Not?

By on November 1, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
The Political Appointee Burrowing Prevention Act – Good Idea or Not?

A bill under consideration aims to curtail political “burrowing.” The author provides details about the bill along with suggestions for improving it.

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C Fund on Top for October Returns

By on November 1, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
C Fund on Top for October Returns

The C fund topped all TSP funds in October returns, but the I fund is still ahead for the YTD.

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Getting Reimbursed for Your Medicare Part B Premiums

By on October 31, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Getting Reimbursed for Your Medicare Part B Premiums

FEHB plans that will reimburse Federal retirees for at least part of their Part B premium costs are becoming more common in 2018.

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Buchanan to IRS: ‘Heads Should Roll’

By on October 31, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Buchanan to IRS: ‘Heads Should Roll’

One Congressman is not satisfied with the apology issued by the IRS to some of the groups it targeted for political reasons.

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Debunking the Myth of Federal Employee Dissatisfaction

on October 30, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
The author says that amidst threats of buyouts and cuts, morale among the federal workforce is at highs not seen in decades. He explains what may be the underlying cause.

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