• Pentagon Study Reveals $125 Billion in Wasteful Spending

    Pentagon Study Reveals $125 Billion in Wasteful Spending

    An investigative piece published by the Washington Post revealed an internal Pentagon study that exposed $125 billion in administrative waste. 

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5 Ways Managing Up Can Further Your Career

5 Ways Managing Up Can Further Your Career

Everyone will have to start somewhere but what determines the pace and direction of your career will depend on how well you know yourself and how well you manage other people around you. 

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Board Issues Adverse Actions Report

Board Issues Adverse Actions Report

On December 5, 2016, the Merit Systems Protection Board released a new report, entitled “Adverse Actions: A Compilation of Articles.” 

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Board Dismisses Case for Repeated Failure to Shorten a Petition for Review

Board Dismisses Case for Repeated Failure to Shorten a Petition for Review

The Merit Systems Protection Board appeal of a GS-13 Physical Security Specialist with the United States Navy was dismissed with prejudice after the MSPB found that the employee repeatedly failed to file a “perfected petition.”

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 Federal Circuit: Employees Entitled to Receive Only Salary of Position, Not Duties

Federal Circuit: Employees Entitled to Receive Only Salary of Position, Not Duties

The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed an MSPB decision finding that a GS-13 General Services Administration (“GSA”) employee who claimed that after a temporary promotion he continued to perform the duties of a GS-14 employee was not constructively demoted.

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FMA and Congress Deliver Wounded Veterans a Well-Earned Benefit

FMA and Congress Deliver Wounded Veterans a Well-Earned Benefit

Beginning November 5, 2016, managers have a new tool at their disposal to better accommodate our nation’s wounded veterans.

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This Week on FEDtalk: How ICE HEROs Rescue & Protect Exploited Children

This Week on FEDtalk: How ICE HEROs Rescue & Protect Exploited Children

Many are surprised to discover the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agency has a sizeable branch devoted to investigating online child exploitation crimes. Not only does this unit exist, but ICE also trains military veterans for elite analyst careers in this field via its Human Exploitation Rescue Operative (HERO) program.

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Weekly Leadership Reflection

“When Barack and I first got here, one of the goals that we had was to open up the White House to as many people from as many backgrounds as possible.”


– Michelle Obama addressing the crowd at the 2016 White House Easter Egg Roll

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This Week on FEDtalk

This Week on FEDtalk: How ICE HEROs Rescue & Protect Exploited Children

Many are surprised to discover the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agency has a sizeable branch devoted to investigating online child exploitation crimes. Not only does this unit exist, but ICE also trains military veterans for elite analyst careers in this field via its Human Exploitation Rescue Operative (HERO) program.

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Manager Matters

Religious Compensatory Time Challenges for Managers

In a recent IG report, employee abuse of Religious Compensatory Time (RCT) at the EPA resulted in big payouts and potential additional payouts.

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