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EPA Investigating Employee Covert Activity

By on March 24, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
EPA Investigating Employee Covert Activity

The EPA has law enforcement files open on use of messaging software reportedly used by federal employees to avoid detection.

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Legislation Would Ban Bonuses for Some Federal Employees

By on March 23, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Legislation Would Ban Bonuses for Some Federal Employees

Recently introduced legislation would prohibit federal agencies from paying bonuses to federal employees who commit serious infractions under their agency’s code of conduct.

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Is the TSP TOO Cheap?

By on March 23, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Is the TSP TOO Cheap?

The author says that one of the TSP’s greatest strengths (its low costs) can also be one of its greatest weaknesses.

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Trump’s VA Reform Plan Currently Running ‘Ahead of Schedule’

By on March 23, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments

As a candidate for president, Donald Trump laid out a plan to reform the VA. He said recently this plan is moving forward “ahead of schedule.”

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Is the Government Going to the Dogs?

By on March 23, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Is the Government Going to the Dogs?

It’s National Puppy Day. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has the puppy day spirit. Employees will occasionally be allowed to bring dogs to work.

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Legislation Aims to Make VA 100% Smoke-Free

By on March 22, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Legislation Aims to Make VA 100% Smoke-Free

New legislation would make all Veterans Health Administration facilities completely smoke free.

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Supreme Court vs. Obama Administration

By on March 22, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Supreme Court vs. Obama Administration

A recent Supreme Court decision regarding temporary appointments requiring Senate confirmation could have significant implications for federal agencies.

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Should Many Federal Jobs Be Moved Out of Washington?

By on March 22, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Should Many Federal Jobs Be Moved Out of Washington?

Will federal jobs and agencies be moving out of Washington, DC? Here is an example of one agency considering moving some jobs to Alabama.

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White House Asks Agencies to Limit What They Say About Budget Proposal

By on March 22, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
White House Asks Agencies to Limit What They Say About Budget Proposal

The Office of Management and Budget has asked federal agencies to limit their public comments about the president’s budget blueprint until the full budget is released later this spring.

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‘In-Service’ Withdrawals and Your TSP

By on March 21, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
‘In-Service’ Withdrawals and Your TSP

Federal employees are allowed to withdraw money from the Thrift Savings Plan while still working for two reasons: financial hardship and age. The author explains how these withdrawals work.

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