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Feds to Receive 1.3 Percent Pay Raise

Feds to Receive 1.3 Percent Pay Raise

Last week, President Obama submitted to Congress his Alternative Pay Plan for federal civilian employees and for the uniformed services.

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Border Patrol Seeks to Boost Numbers of Female Agents

Border Patrol Seeks to Boost Numbers of Female Agents

For the past year, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has undertaken a dedicated effort to attract more females to its workforce, specifically the Border Patrol. Of the Border Patrol’s workforce of over 21,000 agents, only 5% are women.

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GAO Offers Tips on Improving Agency Strategic Reviews

GAO Offers Tips on Improving Agency Strategic Reviews

Five years ago with the passage of the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010 (GPRAMA), Congress directed agencies to establish an annual strategic review process to track progress on strategic objectives.

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Fifth Circuit: Protection Not Available for Disclosures of Purely Private Wrongdoing

Fifth Circuit: Protection Not Available for Disclosures of Purely Private Wrongdoing

An International Examiner at the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) received a proposed removal on September 2010 and was removed in November 2010. In 2013, the employee filed an individual right of action (“IRA”) appeal with the Merit Systems Protection Board (“MSPB”), citing his Office of Special Counsel (“OSC”) complaint claiming that he had been retaliated against after making protected whistleblower disclosures to his supervisor and the Commissioner of the IRS in February 2010 regarding an alleged $500 million tax fraud perpetrated by ExxonMobil.

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5 Key Benefits of Online Training

5 Key Benefits of Online Training

Over the past several decades, as cutting-edge technology and automation have proliferated across the planet, more and more organizations have embraced the many benefits of using web-based training. Now in 2015, the federal government seems to be moving in that direction, as well.

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This Week on FEDtalk

Re-Discover the Area's National Parks

This show is re-airing Friday, August 21st.

Tune in to FEDtalk this week to discover the many offerings of the region’s national parks from the park representatives themselves. Summer is wrapping up, but there's still time for a day trip to Harpers Ferry, an afternoon in the sun at Anacostia Park, or attending one of Rock Creek Park’s numerous events.

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EPA OIG Report Reveals Common Problems in Issuing Discipline

A June report by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Office of Inspector General criticized the actions of agency management regarding disciplinary actions against employees. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) report alleged a “culture of complacency” at the EPA that led to lax time and attendance controls, as well as lengthy delays in issuing discipline to offending employees.

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