• Former EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum Won’t Seek Third Term

    Former EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum Won’t Seek Third Term

    A former Commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Democrat Chai Feldblum, has been awaiting Senate confirmation for her third term on the commission. On January 2, with the ending of the 115th Congress, the nominations of Feldblum and two others for the EEOC expired. Now, Feldblum has announced she will no longer be seeking a third term.

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Former EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum Won’t Seek Third Term

Former EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum Won’t Seek Third Term

A former Commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Democrat Chai Feldblum, has been awaiting Senate confirmation for her third term on the commission. On January 2, with the ending of the 115th Congress, the nominations of Feldblum and two others for the EEOC expired. Now, Feldblum has announced she will no longer be seeking a third term.

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Communities Rally Together to Assist Furloughed Workers

Communities Rally Together to Assist Furloughed Workers

Furloughed workers in need of relief are finding it, not in the government, but in their communities across the country. As workers approach their second missed paycheck due to the government shutdown, private corporations, religious groups, and community organizations have been working to help furloughed workers make ends meet.

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Federal Circuit: EPA Made “Baseless” Claim of Attorney-Client Privilege to Protect Draft Notices of Proposed Disciplinary Actions

Federal Circuit: EPA Made “Baseless” Claim of Attorney-Client Privilege to Protect Draft Notices of Proposed Disciplinary Actions

Recently, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed a decision of an Merit System Protection Board Administrative Judge, and found that the EPA made no evidentiary showing to prove its claim of the attorney-client privilege to prevent the discovery of draft proposed disciplinary actions.  

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Evaluating Life Insurance Coverage Outside of Open Season

Evaluating Life Insurance Coverage Outside of Open Season

While it’s not Open Season for Life Insurance, it’s a perfect time to evaluate your coverage. Life insurance is a vital tool when it comes to safeguarding your family’s future. How would your family’s income be impacted if you passed away? What if you receive a terminal diagnosis? What will your family need to retain financial stability? Fortunately, you can apply for WAEPA’s Group Term Life Insurance at any point in the year – meaning you don’t have to wait for an Open Season period to supplement or replace your coverage from FEGLI. 

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The National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service

The National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service

The National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service is wrapping up its first year.  The bipartisan, 11-member commission--created by Congress--seeks to inspire more young Americans to serve their country.  The group releases its Interim Report on January 23rd, which will outline its progress and plans to date.

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Morning Routines of Successful People

Morning Routines of Successful People

The morning hours can be the most important hours of the day. Brian Tracy shares some of the routines successful people use to ensure every day starts strong.

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Federal Workers Skirt Ethical Guidelines for Donations

Federal Workers Skirt Ethical Guidelines for Donations

Friday marked the first day federal employees from nine government agencies failed to receive a paycheck. Some of these employees have created online donation accounts to cover basic living expenses during their time without pay. While this can be an effective way to cover expenses, federal employees must be wary of ethical limitations to receiving gifts from outside sources.

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Shutdown Impact Spreads Beyond the Federal Workforce

Shutdown Impact Spreads Beyond the Federal Workforce

Last week’s FEDtalk round table featured Jessie Bur of Federal Times, Charles Clark of Government Executive, and Jason Miller of Federal News Network with host Jason Briefel for insiders’ perspectives on how the shutdown in affecting the federal government. Their discussion brought listeners outside of just the federal workforce to understand how the shutdown impacts contractors, local businesses, and innovations throughout the entire federal community.

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Legislation Guaranteeing Back Pay for Federal Employees Expected to Become Law

Legislation Guaranteeing Back Pay for Federal Employees Expected to Become Law

Congress has passed legislation that will grant back pay to employees on furlough and working without pay during this government shutdown and any future government shutdowns that may take place. President Trump has indicated that he will sign the legislation. While this brings some relief to federal workers affected by the shutdown, Congress is still working to ensure contractors and other impacted groups receive compensation.

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Fourth Circuit: Amendments to EEO Complaint Do Not Reset Timeline for Judicial Suit

Fourth Circuit: Amendments to EEO Complaint Do Not Reset Timeline for Judicial Suit

After a federal district court ruled that a Patent and Trademark Office employee’s amendment to his initial EEO complaint reset the 180-day timeline for the accrual of the employee’s right to file a judicial suit, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed and remanded the district court ruling, finding that the plain language of Title VII contemplates amendments to the initial complaint.

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