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Legislation Introduced to Boost Per Diem Rates

By on June 4, 2020 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Legislation Introduced to Boost Per Diem Rates

Recently introduced legislation has the potential to make next year’s per diem rates higher than they might be otherwise.

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Appeals Court Vacates MSPB Removal Decision For Its Mishandling of Whistleblower Defense

By on January 20, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Appeals Court Vacates MSPB Removal Decision For Its Mishandling of Whistleblower Defense

A GSA Financial Advisor who argued his removal was retaliation for whistleblowing convinced the appeals court to overturn the administrative appeal decision.

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GSA Lowers Mileage Rates for 2020

By on January 6, 2020 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
GSA Lowers Mileage Rates for 2020

The mileage reimbursement rates for federal employees traveling for work will be slightly lower in 2020.

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Ex-GSA Official Had Sex With White House Staffer on Agency Rooftop

on August 22, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments

An Inspector General's report says that a former associate administrator at the General Services Administration had sex with a White House staffer in his government office and on the roof of the agency's northwest D.C. headquarters.

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2020 Per Diem Rates Released

By on August 9, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
2020 Per Diem Rates Released

The FY 2020 per diem rates are now available.

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Defense Spending Bill Passes House with Provisions for Federal Employees

By on July 12, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Defense Spending Bill Passes House with Provisions for Federal Employees

The House passed a defense spending bill that contains some provisions that would impact federal employees.

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Dismantling the Argument for Dismantling OPM

By on May 27, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Dismantling the Argument for Dismantling OPM

A former OPM director offered her views on the proposal to reorganize the agency. The author analyzes her remarks.

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Congress Should Act On OPM, But Maybe Not For the Reason You Think

By on April 6, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Congress Should Act On OPM, But Maybe Not For the Reason You Think

Although the proposed reorganization of OPM is not likely to happen, the author says that dropping the proposal entirely may not be the best outcome.

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House Dems Ask to Block Funding for OPM Reorganization

By on April 5, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
House Dems Ask to Block Funding for OPM Reorganization

A group of House Democrats have asked to block funding for the Trump administration’s proposal to reorganize OPM.

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Benefits Cuts Resurface in 2020 Budget Proposal

By on March 11, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Benefits Cuts Resurface in 2020 Budget Proposal

Although not directly mentioned, some of the same cuts to federal employees’ benefits appeared in the 2020 budget proposal.

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