TSP Stock Fund Investors Cheer April Returns

By on May 1, 2003 in Current Events with 0 Comments

The TSP stock fund will show a positive return for April–one of the best months for TSP stock investors in a long time.

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GAO Says Government HR Structure is Broken — Supports Pay-for-Performance and Pay Banding

By on April 30, 2003 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

The federal HR system is broken says GAO and supports changes, including pay-for-performance and pay banding if key elements are in place to support these new systems.

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MSPB to OPM and HR Community: Your Vacancy Announcements Stink

By on April 27, 2003 in Current Events with 0 Comments

Federal job vacancies have a lot of potential but currently a wasted potential. The MSPB has recommendations to OPM and HR directors on how to improve them.

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Military Housing is Improving Thanks to Private Sector Investment

By on April 23, 2003 in Current Events with 0 Comments

Privatizing the military housing program has resulted in more and better housing for military personnel and their families

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Postal Service employees not told about extent of anthrax threat

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

The USPS acted properly when it did not release information about anthrax contamination to employees.

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Automatic Pay Raises for Congressmen and Retirees–Guess Who Gets a Better Deal

By on April 20, 2003 in Current Events with 0 Comments

Congressional pay raises are automatic and went up 3.1% in 2003.

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Hollywood and Politics: Are Feds Influenced by the Opinions of Celebrities?

By on April 17, 2003 in Current Events with 0 Comments

Celebrities have gathered a lot of publicity for their position on the War in Iraq. Fedsmith readers speak out on the Hollywood celebrities.

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Using Credit Cards at HUD – It’s Like Free Money

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

A GAO report finds significant problems with the use of government credit cards at HUD.

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Feds on the Job–Do they Stay for Idealism, Money, or as an Employer of Last Resort?

By on April 10, 2003 in Current Events with 0 Comments

A majority of poll respondents indicated they stay with the government because of the pay and benefits

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Postal Service May Delay Rate Increase

By on April 7, 2003 in Current Events with 0 Comments

Legislation likely to be approved by Congress may result in delaying the next postal rate increase until 2006.

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