Does the MSPB Have a Future?

By on October 15, 2003 in Current Events with 0 Comments

The MSPB may be an agency about to disappear with various reform proposals floating around Washington. But the recent numbers of case decisions before the Board may help their argument that they are an effective, efficient agency.

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Stocks Are Way Up-Are You Along for the Ride?

By on October 14, 2003 in Current Events with 0 Comments

Having an allocation plan for TSP investments can prevent errors in buying or selling TSP stock funds

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Readers Give Performance Rating to Congress

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

Readers generally rate their own representatives higher than the overall performance of Congress.

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Agency Wants to Sell "World Famous Mustang Ranch"

By on October 8, 2003 in Current Events with 0 Comments

BLM owns the Mustang Ranch and is trying to sell it on eBay.

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FedSmith Readers go for the ‘Terminator’

By on October 8, 2003 in Current Events with 0 Comments

A majority of FedSmith.com readers mirrored the actual election results in California by supporting the recall effort and giving a majority of votes to Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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OPM Isn't Lying: Health Insurance Costs Are a Problem In Government and Private Sector

By on October 7, 2003 in Current Events, Retirement with 0 Comments

Health benefits premiums are soaring for private and federal workers. All Americans in the same boat in trying to cope with this problem.

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Agencies Studying 103,000+ Jobs for Contracting to Private Sector

By on October 5, 2003 in Current Events with 0 Comments

OMB has identified more than 100,000 federal jobs that are being reviewed for contracting to the private sector.

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GAO looks to foreign governments for ideas on planning succession in US civil service

By on October 2, 2003 in Current Events with 0 Comments

GAO recently looked at the practices of several foreign countries to determine how future leaders are developed.

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International stocks lead TSP returns in September

By on October 2, 2003 in Current Events with 0 Comments

International stocks are up in September while the S and C funds show slight negative returns.

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Constructing a New Personnel System for a Federal Agency

By on October 1, 2003 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

DHS has set a number of goals in constructing a new personnel system for the agency

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