• Inspector General Report Raises Alarm on Opioids in the Postal Service

    Inspector General Report Raises Alarm on Opioids in the Postal Service

    A newly released report from the Postal Service’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) expressed concern with the level of opioids prescribed to Postal Service employees under the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) program. While other agencies have seen significant reductions in prescriptions over the last few years, the Postal Service’s prescription count is declining at a much slower pace.

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Inspector General Report Raises Alarm on Opioids in the Postal Service

Inspector General Report Raises Alarm on Opioids in the Postal Service

A newly released report from the Postal Service’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) expressed concern with the level of opioids prescribed to Postal Service employees under the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) program. While other agencies have seen significant reductions in prescriptions over the last few years, the Postal Service’s prescription count is declining at a much slower pace.

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Lawmakers Raise Concerns Over VA, Union Negotiations

Lawmakers Raise Concerns Over VA, Union Negotiations

A group of 128 bipartisan lawmakers has issued a letter to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert Wilkie regarding on-going negotiations with the union representing 260,000 frontline employees, the American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO (AFGE). Lawmakers expressed concerns regarding the collective bargaining rights of federal employees and adequate care for veterans.

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Arbitrator: VA Adverse Action Report Violates Privacy Act

Arbitrator: VA Adverse Action Report Violates Privacy Act

A union grievance protesting the publication of “Adverse Action Reports” (AAR) by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) resulted in an arbitration decision directing VA to remove AARs from its website and to cease and desist the publication of AARs.

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Are You Prepared for The High Cost a Chronic Illness Would Bring?

Are You Prepared for The High Cost a Chronic Illness Would Bring?

In 2016, researchers from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimated that almost 70% of people turning age 65 will need some type of long-term care services in their lifetimes. If you or someone you know has ever had to care for a loved one with a chronic disease or condition, you know the emotional, physical, and financial burden this can create.

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Management Tip: Employee Pride

Management Tip: Employee Pride

Simply making your employees feel appreciated and important can change an entire workforce dynamic. Remember to make every employee feel passionate about their mission this week.

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California and the Pentagon Work Together to Fight Fires

California and the Pentagon Work Together to Fight Fires

The state of California and the Pentagon have created a cooperative agreement to better spot and tackle destructive fires. In an effort to prevent a recurrence of the deadly fires that swept California last year, the state and the Department of Defense (DOD) will be utilizing Cold War-era satellite technology and expanding drone use.

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Whistleblower Discloses Hazardous Conditions at GSA Property

Whistleblower Discloses Hazardous Conditions at GSA Property

For three years, repeated tests at the Goodfellow Federal Center in St. Louis, Missouri revealed that the building had traces of dozens of hazardous substances that could damage the health of those in contact with the building. A whistleblower disclosure to the Office of Special Council now contends that the General Services Administration (GSA) failed to adequately protect and notify employees of these hazards despite years of knowledge.

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Better Government, Yes – Politicization of the Civil Service, No

Better Government, Yes – Politicization of the Civil Service, No

As you have no doubt read at FEDManager.com, it has been a busy time at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in recent months. OPM has been led by Acting Director Margaret Weichert – who also serves as the Deputy Director for Management at the Office of Management and Budget – since October 2018. President Trump nominated Dale Cabaniss as director of OPM in March 2019, and the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee favorably reported out her nomination in May. The full Senate has not yet acted on her nomination. FMA and our colleagues within the Government Managers Coalition offered support for her confirmation, noting the agency has only had a Senate-confirmed director for eight months out of the last four years.

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Navigating Plans for Summer with the National Park Service

Navigating Plans for Summer with the National Park Service

Do you know what you are doing this summer? To find out what our National Parks have to offer, tune in to FEDtalk this Friday and start planning your trip!

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Denying a Time Off Request

Denying a Time Off Request

Summer tends to mean vacation time, but all managers know not every request for time off can be granted. HR360 helps guide managers through denying these requests.

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