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Congress Passes VA Accountability Bill

By on June 13, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Congress Passes VA Accountability Bill

The VA Accountability Bill has passed Congress. It will change human resources processes for taking action against agency employees.

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Dueling Statistics on Federal Employee Pay

By on May 18, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Dueling Statistics on Federal Employee Pay

A House committee held a hearing on federal employee compensation. Interest groups are out in force. Here is a summary of competing arguments.

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Legislation Cutting Some Federal Employees’ Pensions Advances in House

By on March 19, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Legislation Cutting Some Federal Employees’ Pensions Advances in House

A bill that would penalize a federal employee’s pension when acting primarily as a union representative has advanced in the House.

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Federal Employee Unions and the Official Time Reform Act

By on March 9, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Federal Employee Unions and the Official Time Reform Act

A new bill would reduce retirement income for some federal employees working as federal union representatives while being paid by the federal government.

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House Committee Hearing Scrutinizes Use of Official Time at VA

By on February 17, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Does the use of official time at the VA improve veterans’ care, and how much official time is actually used by employees? A recent House Committee hearing sought to find answers to these questions.

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This Federal Employee Union Actually Supports Trump

By on January 29, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
This Federal Employee Union Actually Supports Trump

While many federal employees and unions are not happy with seeing Donald Trump in the White House, one union representing federal employees recently had nothing but nice things to say about the president’s actions taken to date.

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AFGE Will Be Fighting Republican VA Reform Efforts

on January 7, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
President-elect Donald Trump promised to fire incompetent and dishonest Department of Veterans Affairs employees, but he will have to fight the American Federation of Government Employees—the largest federal worker union—every step of the way.

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AFGE Remains Hopeful Despite Past Opposition to Trump

on December 9, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
AFGE Remains Hopeful Despite Past Opposition to Trump Despite having campaigned aggressively for Trump’s opponent, Hillary Clinton, AFGE's president said the union has been able to find some common ground with president-elect Donald Trump.

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Adding Birmingham and San Antonio to Locality Pay Areas

By on October 28, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Adding Birmingham and San Antonio to Locality Pay Areas

The Federal Salary Council has proposed adding San Antonio and Birmingham to the list of locality pay areas for 2018.

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6.2% Average Health Insurance Increase for Federal Employees

By on September 28, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
6.2% Average Health Insurance Increase for Federal Employees

The average rate increase for 2017 under the health insurance plan for federal employees (FEHB) will be 6.2% in 2017.

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