• Feds to Get Biggest Cost of Living Adjustment Since 2012

    Feds to Get Biggest Cost of Living Adjustment Since 2012

    Despite the continuous back-and-forth and uncertainty that has marked much of the year’s debate surrounding pay for federal employees, next year’s cost of living adjustment (COLA) is slated to be the largest adjustment federal retirees have received since 2012.

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Feds to Get Biggest Cost of Living Adjustment Since 2012

Feds to Get Biggest Cost of Living Adjustment Since 2012

Despite the continuous back-and-forth and uncertainty that has marked much of the year’s debate surrounding pay for federal employees, next year’s cost of living adjustment (COLA) is slated to be the largest adjustment federal retirees have received since 2012.

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U.S. Sends Mixed Signals While Increasing Federal Investment in Africa

U.S. Sends Mixed Signals While Increasing Federal Investment in Africa

Despite having sent conflicting signals in recent years regarding its interest in investing in Africa, the U.S. federal government will nonetheless see its efforts in the continent bolstered by the creation of a new $60 billion agency, the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (IDFC).

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Federal Managers – Are You Prepared to Take the Stand?

Federal Managers – Are You Prepared to Take the Stand?

The recent Supreme Court nomination process has demonstrated to the public at large that any Federal employee can be brought forward to testify in a Senate Hearing. As a Federal manager, such an intensive process can be traumatizing especially if personal details become publicized, sensationalized, and/or probed by the media or politicians. In today’s world, conversations, emails, and memos will certainly make news. How do you prepare for this?  How do you decide which law firm to hire? Who can you trust?

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‘Where Are the Aliens?’ - What is The Fermi Paradox?

‘Where Are the Aliens?’ - What is The Fermi Paradox?

The universe is unfathomably large.  Can we really be the only life?  Where are all the aliens?  This animated video tackles these questions.

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OMB Deputy Director Weichert to Wear Two Hats as She Replaces OPM Director Pon

OMB Deputy Director Weichert to Wear Two Hats as She Replaces OPM Director Pon

Late last week, in a surprising shake-up within the Trump administration, it was announced that U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Director Jeff Pon would be unexpectedly vacating his post, with Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Deputy Director for Management Margaret Weichert being tapped by President Trump to fill in as Pon’s replacement, on top of her existing duties at OMB.

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OPM to Spend Year Studying ‘Competitiveness’ of Federal Employee Compensation

OPM to Spend Year Studying ‘Competitiveness’ of Federal Employee Compensation

Over the next year, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the Office of Management and Budget are slated to study the “competitiveness” of federal compensation, as it compares to compensation for comparable positions within the private sector.

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Considering Life Insurance? Take a Detailed Needs Analysis

Considering Life Insurance? Take a Detailed Needs Analysis

When purchasing life insurance, it's important to understand the financial needs of your beneficiaries before you choose a policy. Many individuals tend to think backwards when it comes to life insurance. They make critical decisions on the product they want, whether it’s permanent life insurance, basic term life insurance or even a combination of both, before thinking through the amount of protection they need. As such, you really need to first figure out how much life insurance you need before you even think about the product that would be most appropriate. A needs analysis can help you determine how much life insurance you should buy.

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Is Your Most Average Employee Really Your Most Valuable Employee?

Is Your Most Average Employee Really Your Most Valuable Employee?

It’s the beginning of the fiscal year. So now what’s your goal for the coming year? Even though the word “average” has become synonymous with “not good enough,” it might surprise you that you should be striving for an average.

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The 40-Year History of the Civil Service Reform Act

The 40-Year History of the Civil Service Reform Act

On October 13th, 2018, the Civil Service Reform Act (CSRA) turns 40 years old. The CSRA fundamentally changed the federal government and its workforce, spawning the majority of regulations, policies, and structures that continue to govern the day-to-day business of work within the federal government. 

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PBS Digital Studios | It’s Lit! The Evolution of Science Fiction

PBS Digital Studios | It’s Lit! The Evolution of Science Fiction

Check out this video on the history of science fiction, starting with Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

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