Can you Spare a Quarter? US Mint Referees Disputes on Coin Designs

By on December 30, 2003 in Current Events with 0 Comments

The depiction of a state’s image on new quarters is leading to disputes among the states.

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Federal Readers Select Bush Over Dean in Poll

By on December 21, 2003 in Current Events with 0 Comments

FedSmith.com readers expressed a preference for George Bush over Howard Dean in the latest FedSmith.com poll.

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AFGE Intensifies Political Attacks

By on December 18, 2003 in Current Events with 0 Comments

AFGE is increasing its political exposure with a series of political ads for the 2004 presidential election

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OPM Memo: New Performance-Based Pay System for the Senior Executive Service

By on December 17, 2003 in Human Resources, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

OPM memo to agency heads on new SES pay system

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Pay for Performance: A New Reality for the SES

By on December 17, 2003 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

A new SES pay system is going into effect in January 2004.

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GSA Increases Mileage Rates

By on December 15, 2003 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

GSA has increased the reimbursement rates for use of personal vehicles on government business.

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Military Gets Pay 4%+ Raise Plus Housing Allowance Increase

By on December 13, 2003 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

“Pay parity” between civilian and military personnel became a slogan this year for those advocating higher pay for federal civilian employees. Here is a quick summary of the 2004 military pay package.

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Dow Hits 10,000. What Does It Mean for Your TSP?

By on December 12, 2003 in Current Events, Retirement with 0 Comments

Your TSP stock funds are looking much healthier than a year ago.

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2% raise coming on January 1

By on December 10, 2003 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

The omnibus spending bill has been snagged in the Senate. As a result, federal employees will get a 2% raise on January 1st. The remainder will be paid retroactively.

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Personnel in "trade agencies" are stretched says GAO

By on December 9, 2003 in Current Events with 0 Comments

Increased responsibilities of America’s world trade have stretched the human resources of the federal agencies responsible for implementing the country’s trading policies.

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