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FMA Pushes for Extension of Probationary Period

FMA Pushes for Extension of Probationary Period

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. 

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Sign up for the Virtual Benefits Fair

Sign up for the Virtual Benefits Fair

The 2017 Open Season begins Monday November 13 and ends Monday December 11. To assist you in your choices, register to attend the Virtual Benefits Fair where you can chat with carriers, review 2018 plan details, and get the information you need to help make the right decisions for you.

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This Week on FEDtalk: When Gov Goes Modern

This Week on FEDtalk: When Gov Goes Modern

News coverage is consistently filled with reports of the latest purported government “scandal” or failure. While these issues may often deserve attention, they frequently drown out examples of government done well.

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Silly Rabbit, Change is for Kids

Silly Rabbit, Change is for Kids

FEDmanager recently reported that federal senior executives feel underequipped to fulfill their responsibilities and to drive change at their agencies.

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President Trump Demands Tax Reform by Christmas

President Trump Demands Tax Reform by Christmas

During a meeting today, President Donald Trump indicated his goal is to sign a tax reform bill before Christmas, a statement that increases the pressure on Congressional Republicans who have thus far found difficulty agreeing on what specific shape various aspects of a tax overhaul proposal should take.

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Arthritis: Long Term Pain May Require Long Term Care

Arthritis: Long Term Pain May Require Long Term Care

For many of us, arthritis is something that we associate with the elder people in our lives: parents or grandparents with stiff joints, aches and pains, or the nagging discomfort we may have written off as the effects of aging. We see these symptoms as just part of the process.

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You Can't Turn the Clock Back on an Allegation made Against You

You Can't Turn the Clock Back on an Allegation made Against You

You are dedicated. You are hardworking. You have an exemplary record. You would never need a lawyer to defend an act, error or omission in the course of your employment. Unfortunately, your phone call is the hardest one we receive and almost always starts with, “I can’t believe this is happening to me.

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Help for Feds in Need

Help for Feds in Need

Watch this short video from the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA) to learn more about the programs they offer federal employees and how you can join their community.

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FBI Special Agent Faced Retaliation for Reporting to Senior Management

FBI Special Agent Faced Retaliation for Reporting to Senior Management

According to a report released by the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of Inspector General (OIG), an FBI technician “suffered reprisal for making protected disclosures under the FBI Whistleblower Regulations.”

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New LEGO Set Celebrates the Women of NASA

New LEGO Set Celebrates the Women of NASA

Science editor and writer Maia Weinstock’s idea submission on LEGO’s crowdsourcing platform will become a reality, as NASA has announced it will release a new set honoring the contributions of pioneering female figures in the U.S. space program.

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