6 Tips For Surviving A Prolonged Presidential Transition

By on June 4, 2017 in Leadership with 0 Comments
6 Tips For Surviving A Prolonged Presidential Transition

Presidential transitions can be a time of great disruption for the federal workforce. The author provides some tips to make the process easier for federal employees.

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Postal Worker Accused of Feeding Nails to Dog on Her Route

By on June 2, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Postal Worker Accused of Feeding Nails to Dog on Her Route

A north Alabama mail carrier was arrested for animal cruelty for allegations that she fed meatballs laced with nails to at least one neighborhood dog.

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Tentative Agreement Announced to Give Postal Employees a Pay Raise

By on June 2, 2017 in Agency News, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Tentative Agreement Announced to Give Postal Employees a Pay Raise

The National Association of Letter Carriers recently announced a tentative agreement that would give pay raises and COLAs to a number of Postal employees.

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EPA to Offer Buyouts to Cut Staff

By on June 2, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
EPA to Offer Buyouts to Cut Staff

An internal memo circulated at the EPA said the agency is offering some employees a buyout in an effort to reduce the overall size of the agency’s workforce.

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Democrat Needs GOP Sign-Off To Get Question Answered, Federal Agency Says

on June 2, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The Office of Personnel Management refused to answer Congresswoman Kathleen Rice's (D-NY) routine inquiry unless she got a Republican to co-sign her request.

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Does the VA Accountability Bill Get Rid of the MSPB?

By on June 1, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Does the VA Accountability Bill Get Rid of the MSPB?

Congress is considering legislation to allow the VA secretary greater leeway in removing employees for performance reasons. Secretary David Shulkin provided a response to a direct question asking if the bill would mean elimination of the MSPB.

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What is Coming to Your Agency on June 30?

By on June 1, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
What is Coming to Your Agency on June 30?

Change is slow to take effect inside of the federal bureaucracy. The author says that a recent OMB memo pushes major changes at agencies and challenges old ways of thinking.

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I Fund Hitting Its Stride

By on June 1, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
I Fund Hitting Its Stride

The I fund is making TSP investors in this fund pleased with their investment decision so far in 2017 with a return rate of more than 14%.

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Why Baby Boomers are Divorcing at a High Rate

on June 1, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Among U.S. adults ages 50 and older, the divorce rate has roughly doubled since the 1990s. These are some of the reasons behind the trend.

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From COLA to Diet COLA: What the Budget Proposal Means for Your Retirement

By on May 31, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
From COLA to Diet COLA: What the Budget Proposal Means for Your Retirement

The author says that the proposed COLA cuts in the White House budget proposal are neither fair nor warranted. He offers a better solution.

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