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What Federal Employees Need to Know About Furloughs and RIFs

By on April 16, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
What Federal Employees Need to Know About Furloughs and RIFs

What should federal employees know about furloughs and RIFs? The author provides the critical basics of each.

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OPM Renews BENEFEDS Contract

By on April 13, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

OPM has renewed its contract with LTC Partners to have the company continue providing BENEFEDS services to federal employees.

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Hiring Reform: Building a New Process From the Ground Up (Part 2)

By on April 13, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Hiring Reform: Building a New Process From the Ground Up (Part 2)

In his final article of the series, the author explains his additional suggestions for some fixes he says are needed for a badly broken federal hiring process.

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Greatest Damage From OPM Breach Was to Government’s Reputation

on April 13, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The greatest damage caused by the massive Office of Personnel Management data breach wasn’t the loss of the documents themselves—it was the damage to the U.S. government’s reputation, current and former officials said Monday.

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OPM Makes Progress on Reducing Winter Backlog Growth

By on April 6, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
OPM Makes Progress on Reducing Winter Backlog Growth

After a sharp increase in the number of backlogged retirement applications during the first two months of the year, OPM was able to make some progress in reducing the overall backlog in March.

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OPM Disability Retirements: As a Practical Matter

By on April 4, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
OPM Disability Retirements: As a Practical Matter

Filing a Federal Disability Retirement application can be a cumbersome process. The author provides some potential pitfalls to watch for and some suggestions of how to handle an initial application denial.

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Are Federal Agencies Required to Offer Retirement Seminars?

By on March 31, 2017 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
Are Federal Agencies Required to Offer Retirement Seminars?

Are federal agencies required to offer retirement training seminars to their employees?

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Premium Pay and Pay Limits for Some Federal Employees

By on March 30, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Premium Pay and Pay Limits for Some Federal Employees

Two recent guidance documents from OPM highlight provisions affecting the pay for certain federal employees. The author explains what this means for the impacted employees.

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OPM Releases ‘Reshaping’ Guidance for Agencies

By on March 27, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM Releases ‘Reshaping’ Guidance for Agencies

OPM has released new guidance for agencies that may be undergoing “reshaping” changes, such as reductions in force.

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OPM Releases Updated Guidance on Administrative Furloughs

By on March 27, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM Releases Updated Guidance on Administrative Furloughs

Following the release of the White House’s budget proposal, OPM is apparently preparing agencies for the possibility of administrative furloughs as it has released updated guidance for agencies and employees.

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