Lobbyists, Friends, Parties, and Federal Ethics Rules

By on January 20, 2003 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

An agency official was tripped up by an allegation of violation of Federal ethics rules and regulations.

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TSA Contracts Agency HR Office – To the State of California?

By on January 16, 2003 in Current Events with 0 Comments

The Transportation Security Administration awards two new contracts to run the HR function for the agency–one to a California state agency and one to a New York firm.

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E-Government is Coming: First Up, Your Paycheck

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

the President’s management agenda calls for making government services more available and saving money by using an “e-government” strategy.

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Does America Need a Draft?

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

Calls for a new military draft are designed to score political points using race and class arguments rather than creating an effective fighting force

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C Fund Down 22% for Year; 5.85% for December

By on January 6, 2003 in Retirement with 0 Comments

Stocks down, bonds up for December. F fund has best return for TSP investors

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Will Homeland Security Employees Opt to Retire?

By on December 27, 2002 in Retirement with 0 Comments

Large numbers of feds are eligible to retire. DHS is no exception

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Is the S Fund for You? Why a Diversified Portfolio May Provide More Security for Your Retirement Funds

By on December 10, 2002 in Retirement with 0 Comments

A diversified portfolio of small and larger company stock (as well as bonds) will provide investors with a diversified portfolio that may provide more potential for financial security than investing in just one fund.

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Should the Federal Government Use Free Software?

By on December 9, 2002 in Current Events with 0 Comments

Use of free software may not be less expensive that using Windows. Some federal agencies are still going with the “free” version though

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Cut Congressional Pay by 3.1% says Congressman

By on December 4, 2002 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

Florida Congressman proposes to cut Congressional pay in response to 3.1% federal employee pay raise

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Cash Bonuses Coming for Some Political Appointees

By on December 4, 2002 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

Political appointees and career civil service will be competing for money from the same bonus pool

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