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Federal Employee Unions and Election Consequences

By on December 11, 2016 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Federal Employee Unions and Election Consequences

There have not been dramatic legislative changes in federal human resources and labor relations since 1978. That could change in 2017. Here are some of the more significant proposals for change.

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Senators Ask Obama to Freeze Federal Hiring Until Trump Takes Office

By on December 2, 2016 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Senators Ask Obama to Freeze Federal Hiring Until Trump Takes Office

Two Senators have asked President Obama to freeze federal hiring during the transition between presidential administrations to combat the practice of “burrowing in” by political appointees.

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Proposed Changes to Federal HR: From Worst Case to Possible

By on November 16, 2016 in Human Resources, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Proposed Changes to Federal HR: From Worst Case to Possible

Many people expected a Hillary Clinton victory. Changes for federal employee pay and benefits may have been unlikely but now may have a greater chance of success. Here is a summary of possible proposals for change.

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What Should The Next President Do With OPM?

By on November 10, 2016 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
What Should The Next President Do With OPM?

The author says that a new presidential administration should not assume that OPM as it exists today is the right structure for the future of federal workforce management. He says that the question that needs to be asked is, “What should be done with OPM?”

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Federal Government and Federal Employees Under President Trump

By on November 9, 2016 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Federal Government and Federal Employees Under President Trump

The 2016 election will have an impact on the federal workforce. Here is a summary of changes that may be in store for the federal government and federal workers under President Trump.

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Comey Says FBI Stands By Decision Not to Pursue Charges in Clinton Email Investigation

By on November 6, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Comey Says FBI Stands By Decision Not to Pursue Charges in Clinton Email Investigation

In a follow up letter to Members of Congress, FBI Director James Comey said his agency has found no new evidence that would warrant any charges against Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server while Secretary of State.

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FedSmith.com Users Say Fear is Motivating Voting Preferences

By on November 6, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
FedSmith.com Users Say Fear is Motivating Voting Preferences

When you think of voting in the election this year, what is your motivation: enthusiasm for your preferred candidate to win or fear of the other candidate winning? According to a majority of FedSmith.com users, fear of the other candidate is their primary motivation.

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Big Jump for Trump in Reader’s Presidential Preference Survey

By on November 3, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Big Jump for Trump in Reader’s Presidential Preference Survey

A very recent survey on presidential preference among readers was taken after the FBI announcement on October 28th. The results are substantially different than a similar survey taken several weeks earlier.

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Elections and the Stock Market: All TSP Stock Funds Down in October

By on November 1, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Elections and the Stock Market: All TSP Stock Funds Down in October

Does the stock market predict the results of a presidential election? The TSP stock funds were down in October.

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Election Day is Almost Here: Who Will Receive Your Vote for President?

By on October 31, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments

Election day is almost here. Have you decided who will receive your vote?

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