Getting a Government Job – A Second Look

By on November 30, 2002 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Our readers provided us with insightful feedback in response to a recent article on getting a government job. It seems many federal employees agree that the federal hiring system is in need of reform.

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Getting a Government Job – It May Not Be as Easy as you Think

By on November 12, 2002 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

While the government has been taking steps in the right direction to recruit new applicants, the application process still falls short in several areas. This is the story of one applicant’s experience with the federal job search.

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Mail Chauvinism: E-Mail and the Postal Service, Circa 1980

By on November 6, 2002 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The future is hard to predict and even harder to conrol. In 1980, representatives of the Postal Service saw the agency retaining control of e-mail just as it does paper mail.

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Market Turn: C Fund Zooms Up While the F Fund Goes Down

By on November 5, 2002 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

The stock market rebound in October is reflected in the results of the C fund–up 8.77%. The F fund turned down slightly in response to market pressure in the bond market.

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When Does An Agency Become A Company?

By on November 5, 2002 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The Postal Service is engaging in more private enterprise ventures to the dismay of competitors.

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Is the TSP's F Fund a "Risky Investment"?

By on November 3, 2002 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

Several readers have asked FedSmith.com about the risks of investing in bonds. Our advice: Investing in a bond fund is necessary to have a diversified investment portfolio.

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C Fund Skyrockets in October

By on October 31, 2002 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

The TSP’s C Fund had a positive return in October of more than 8%–the best return since the height of the bull market way back in 2000.

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Surprise: Government has Budget Surplus in September

By on October 27, 2002 in Current Events with 0 Comments

There is a positive figure for the September budget but it is still down about $159 billion for the fiscal year

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TSP C Fund Down for 7 of 9 Months But October is Looking Good

By on October 27, 2002 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

With the C Fund down more than 20% in the past twelve months, fund investors are looking for a respite. They may get one in October if the stock trend continues for the last several days of October.

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Will Unions Represent Employees at the Transportation Security Administration?

By on October 21, 2002 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Unions can be excluded from representing employees at TSA. Authority of the President to exclude employees from union representation is the crux of the dispute over the Homeland Security Dept. Will President exercise that authority at TSA?

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