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Continuing Resolutions Poised to Trigger Sequestration

Continuing Resolutions Poised to Trigger Sequestration

According to a new report issued by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), continued reliance on continuing resolutions would likely trigger across-the-board federal spending cuts, or sequestration.

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Sign up for the Virtual Benefits Fair

Sign up for the Virtual Benefits Fair

Register to attend the Virtual Benefits Fair to 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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Thoughtless Hiring Hurts Your Team & Your Country

Thoughtless Hiring Hurts Your Team & Your Country

It’s almost a cliché to say that, in a knowledge economy, the most important asset is people, but it’s true.  

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Senate NDAA Includes MGT Act Language Modernizing Federal IT

Senate NDAA Includes MGT Act Language Modernizing Federal IT

The third round of Senate amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) – the major appropriations bill setting spending levels for the Department of Defense – will include language from the Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act, a bill that would seek to provide the funding necessary to enable agencies to modernize the technology on which they rely.

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Court of Appeals Reverses Dismissal of Whistleblower Case by MSPB

Court of Appeals Reverses Dismissal of Whistleblower Case by MSPB

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed the MSPB’s dismissal of a Department of Homeland Security employee’s Individual Right of Action (“IRA”) whistleblower retaliation appeal.

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We the Podcast People

We the Podcast People

This week on FEDtalk, we are excited to host two prominent figures in the world of podcasting, both of whom have started new projects focusing on the U.S. Constitution.

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New Report Suggests Restructuring State Department

New Report Suggests Restructuring State Department

This week marked the release of a new report drafted by ten State Department veterans representing “decades of experience in the State Department and National Security Council—some of them going back to the Eisenhower administration.” 

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Federal Government is No Place for At-Will Employees

Federal Government is No Place for At-Will Employees

For more than 100 years, the Federal Managers Association (FMA) has advocated excellence in public service and supported efforts to promote management and invest in the federal workforce.

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Trump Administration Will Not Prosecute Lois Lerner

Trump Administration Will Not Prosecute Lois Lerner

This week, the Department of Justice announced that the Trump Administration still has no plans to prosecute Lois Lerner, the former director of the IRS’ Exempt Organizations Unit, who became the face of a public, contentious scandal in 2013.

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How the Government Balanced Harvey Recovery with the Approaching Irma

How the Government Balanced Harvey Recovery with the Approaching Irma

A brief look at the steps the federal government took to balance the response to the devastating Hurricane Harvey even as an equally menacing storm simultaneously approached.

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Federal Employees to Receive 2018 Pay Raise

Federal Employees to Receive 2018 Pay Raise

President Donald Trump has announced his intention to give federal civilian employees and uniformed service members a 1.9 percent pay raise, effective on January 1st, next year.

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Administration Announces Plan to End DACA

Administration Announces Plan to End DACA

The Trump Administration has announced that it will begin winding down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program instituted by President Barack Obama in 2012.

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Good vs. Great Leadership Explained in a Simple 2x2 Grid

Good vs. Great Leadership Explained in a Simple 2x2 Grid

A short Harvard Business Review video based on the book The Difference Between Good Leaders and Great Ones suggests we should question a widespread tendency to look at leadership as one-dimensional.

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Congress Faces Daunting Agenda in September

Congress Faces Daunting Agenda in September

As Congress returns to session following its August district work period, members face a full docket, with a wide-range of proposals and deadlines looming in the coming month.

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What Have You Done for YOU Lately?

What Have You Done for YOU Lately?

Are you on top of the flurry of legislation being introduced which directly affects issues important to you and your colleagues?

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'We are in a Pre-9/11 Cyber Moment' Says NIAC

'We are in a Pre-9/11 Cyber Moment' Says NIAC

A new report released by the National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) has issued stark warnings regarding America’s ability to effectively harness its cyber capabilities.

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Interior Plan Could Halve National Monument Land Covered by Antiquities Act

Interior Plan Could Halve National Monument Land Covered by Antiquities Act

Following a four-month review process, the Interior Department this week presented its recommendations to the White House for scaling back the amount of land designated as national monuments.

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Help Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Help Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Last weekend, one of the most devastating storms in history, Hurricane Harvey, ravaged Texas.

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