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DOD Budget Sequestration Furlough in 2013 Affirmed

By on August 8, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
DOD Budget Sequestration Furlough in 2013 Affirmed

In one of many appeals brought by furloughed Defense employees as the result of the 2013 budget sequestration process, the appeals court has found no error in the handling of one employee’s appeal.

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A Good Week For AFGE In Republican-Controlled House

By on July 31, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
A Good Week For AFGE In Republican-Controlled House

AFGE scored several legislative victories in the House of Representatives last week.

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Lawmakers Want to Extend Bigger Buyouts For Defense Civilian Workers

on July 6, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The annual defense authorization bill recently passed by a House Committee includes a provision to extend bigger payouts to DoD civilian employees who want to leave their jobs early.

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DoD Lifts Agency Hiring Freeze

By on May 4, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
DoD Lifts Agency Hiring Freeze

The Department of Defense has announced that it is officially lifting the agency’s civilian workforce hiring freeze, but with some restrictions.

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Can The Secdef-Ordered Review of DoD Business Operations Make a Difference? Absolutely.

By on March 2, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Can The Secdef-Ordered Review of DoD Business Operations Make a Difference? Absolutely.

The Defense secretary has called for a review of DoD’s business operations. The author says that this can work to reduce costs and improve operations at the agency.

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Cutting the Federal Workforce Is Harder Than It Sounds

By on February 9, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Cutting the Federal Workforce Is Harder Than It Sounds

The Trump administration has said it wants to make cuts to the overall size of the federal workforce, however, the author says that that this may be harder to do than it would seem on the surface.

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DoD Releases Hiring Freeze Guidance

By on February 4, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
DoD Releases Hiring Freeze Guidance

The Defense Department has issued agency-specific guidance on the hiring freeze. The author provides a complete breakdown of the details.

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DoD’s New RIF Rules: A Big Deal or Not?

By on February 3, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
DoD’s New RIF Rules: A Big Deal or Not?

The Department of Defense recently released new rules for reduction in force. The author explains what the implications of these new rules for federal employees.

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Senate Confirms Trump’s DHS, DoD Selections

on January 20, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The Senate voted overwhelmingly Friday to confirm James "Mad Dog" Mattis to be the nation's new secretary of Defense and John Kelly to be secretary of Homeland Security.

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New Buyout Max at DoD; Will Other Agencies Follow?

By on December 27, 2016 in Agency News, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
New Buyout Max at DoD; Will Other Agencies Follow?

The Defense Department has been given authority for a $15,000 increase in buyout payments for federal employees. It will probably not be the last agency receiving this increase.

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