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    Federal CIO Council Launches Coding Challenge

    The Federal Chief Information Officers (CIO) Council has launched a new effort to attract top information technology (IT) talent to the federal government. The Council’s coding challenge builds upon a common private sector hiring technique to allow potential government employees to showcase their coding skills while facing real world tech challenges.

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AFGE Hosts Congress Members at Legislative Conference

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At their legislative and grassroots mobilization conference, the American Federation for Government Employees (AFGE) announced they would push for a 5.3% pay raise for civilian and military personnel – much higher than the 1.6% in the President’s current budget proposal.

Federal Circuit: Employees Under Investigation Can Still Be Comparator Employees

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The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit overturned an arbitrator’s decision sustaining the employee’s removal for violating the agency’s time and attendance policies after finding that the arbitrator erred by imposing a “categorical rule of exclusion” against using employees who are similarly situated and under investigation as comparators when arguing that a penalty is not reasonable.

House Passes Presidential Transitions Legislation

from the hill

As federal workers prepare for the upcoming Presidential transition, the House has passed a bipartisan bill intended remove the politics from this process.

 

President Trump Plans to Give Federal Employees a Raise

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The Trump administration announced plans to recommend a 1.9 percent pay raise for federal workers to take effect January 2018, according to a budget document and senior budget official.

Retired Feds to Receive Small COLA Increase

from the hill

Federal retirees, who did not receive a cost-of-living increase last year, will see a modest adjustment of 0.3 percent in 2017.

VA and House Veterans Affairs Push to Limit VA SES Appeal Rights

from the hill

Last week during a budget hearing before the House Veterans Affairs Committee, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert McDonald proposed moving VA Senior Executive Service (SES) members from Title 5 to Title 38 status.

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