• GAO: Size of Whistleblower Backlog Increasing

    GAO: Size of Whistleblower Backlog Increasing

    A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) shows that “the backlog of whistleblower and prohibited personnel practices cases at the U.S. Office of Special Counsel nearly doubled between 2011 and 2016, despite sustained efforts to tackle it.”

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Allow Feds to Buy Credit Toward Their Retirement

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Those who truly know federal service understand that working for the government is not just another job. You apply yourself to hard work, day after day.

FMA Pushes for Extension of Probationary Period

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On Thursday, November 2nd, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform marked up the EQUALS Act of 2017 (H.R. 4182) by a vote of 19 – 17. H.R. 4182 was introduced by Rep. James Comer (R-KY) and would extend the probationary period for employees entering the federal workforce to two years upon the completion of formal training. 

FMA’s Manager of the Year Leads by Example

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Last month, the Federal Managers Association (FMA) honored Sue Thatch as its Manager of the Year for 2015, in recognition of her efforts to promote excellence in public service. Sue has been lauded for originating the idea that became the Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act, expected to help more than 45,000 disabled veterans over the next five years.

FMA’s Take on the Agency Reorganization Proposals

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It has been two weeks since the administration formally unveiled its long-awaited agency reorganization plan, called “Delivering Government Solutions in the 21st Century.” We at FMA have heard from many of our members and continue to analyze the merits for reform.

Managers Critical of FY2018 Funding Process

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To say the process to fund the federal government is complex is an understatement. Considering that spending, including both mandatory and discretionary, totals more than $4 trillion dollars annually, that makes sense.    

Not All Pay Raises Are Equal

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It is fair to say those who choose to become part of the federal workforce do not do so to make a fortune. 

Reduced IRS Budgets = Reduced Revenue and Service

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Everyone agrees there’s a problem at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the question is: who is responsible? IRS Commissioner John Koskinen has described an “abysmal level of service,” and the numbers bear out the Commissioner’s concern.

The Importance of Defending our Military

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There are many reasons the all-volunteer United States military is the best-trained, most lethal force the world has ever known.

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