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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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Some Things Should Be Kept From the Boss

By on December 21, 2016 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

The appeals court has thrown out an arbitration decision upholding removal of a Department of Defense teacher, finding her due process was violated when the chain of command discussed her case.

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7 Things Every Federal Worker Should Know About the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act

By on December 17, 2016 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
7 Things Every Federal Worker Should Know About the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act

These are seven provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act that federal workers should know about.

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DoD Establishes Procedure for Military Personnel to Carry Guns on Base

on November 23, 2016 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The Department of Defense on Tuesday released its official policy for how and when military personnel can carry weapons for personal protection while on military bases.

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What Happens If You Are Accidentally Overpaid?

By on October 26, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
What Happens If You Are Accidentally Overpaid?

Recent news that nearly 10,000 soldiers were asked by the Pentagon to repay bonus overpayments may have other federal employees wondering what happens if they find themselves in a similar situation. The author provides some details on how agencies usually handle overpayments.

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