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Presidents Day Lessons from the Greats

Presidents Day Lessons from the Greats

Tune in this week for a special FEDtalk in honor of Presidents Day.

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Latest Research Released on U.S. Diplomatic Attacks in Cuba

Latest Research Released on U.S. Diplomatic Attacks in Cuba

This week, the University of Pennsylvania released the results of its research into the mysterious attack on U.S. diplomatic workers based at the U.S. embassy in Cuba.

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House Budget Negotiations Off to Rocky Start

House Budget Negotiations Off to Rocky Start

With President Trump’s 2019 budget proposal now released to the public, lawmakers in the House of Representatives have begun hashing out what Roll Call sees as nearly “insurmountable” differences.

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Changes at GSA as Trump’s Federal IT Budget Priorities Unveiled

Changes at GSA as Trump’s Federal IT Budget Priorities Unveiled

Following the unveiling last week of President Donald Trump’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget proposal, the General Services Administration (GSA) – the agency tasked with supporting the basic administrative functions of the rest of the federal government – appears to be among the agencies that could see dramatic changes.

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National Commission on Public Service Seeks Feedback to Inform Congressional Input

National Commission on Public Service Seeks Feedback to Inform Congressional Input

The National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service is seeking feedback regarding the topics on which Congress seeks the Commission’s input.

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Why is Blue So Rare in Nature?

Why is Blue So Rare in Nature?

Except for the sky…and the ocean…

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President Trump Unveils 2019 Budget Plan

President Trump Unveils 2019 Budget Plan

This week, President Donald Trump unveiled his Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) budget plan, setting his administration’s agenda for the coming year on a host of issues.

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Tomorrow: Confirmation Hearing for New OPM Director

Tomorrow: Confirmation Hearing for New OPM Director

President Trump’s nominee to head the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Jeff Pon, will receive a confirmation hearing tomorrow in the U.S. Senate’s Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (HSGAC).

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Make This the Year of No Fear

Make This the Year of No Fear

Every year, we are bombarded with colloquialisms like “New Year, New Me” and “Out with the Old, In with the New.”

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The School of Life: In Praise of Bias

The School of Life: In Praise of Bias

We're taught to think that 'bias' is automatically a bad thing, but everything depends on what sort of bias it is.

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OSC Issues Updated Social Media Hatch Act Guidance

OSC Issues Updated Social Media Hatch Act Guidance

On February 13, 2018, the United States Office of Special Counsel released updated Hatch Act Guidance on Social Media to “help federal employees understand what the Hatch Act does and does not allow when using social media.”

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Forging Ahead with Federal Leaders

Forging Ahead with Federal Leaders

On this week’s FEDtalk, host Ben Carnes will be joined by Senior Executives Association (SEA) President Bill Valdez and Federal Times’ Jessie Bur to discuss current challenges (as well as current opportunities) facing federal leaders.

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Just Released: ‘Emerging Tech 2018’ to Watch in Federal Gov

Just Released: ‘Emerging Tech 2018’ to Watch in Federal Gov

FedScoop released its list of the top technologies to watch in 2018 in the federal government space.

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Yes, OPM Can Modify Your Divorce Settlement Without Your Input

Yes, OPM Can Modify Your Divorce Settlement Without Your Input

A report released yesterday by the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) Office of Inspector General (OIG) confirmed that OPM modified the rules regarding some federal employees’ annuity supplements.

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Infectious Disease Funding Dries up at CDC and USAID

Infectious Disease Funding Dries up at CDC and USAID

In late 2014, Congress appropriated $5.4 billion to deal with a historic Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

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Act Like the Leader You Want to Be

Act Like the Leader You Want to Be

Richard Cox, Lecturer in Management at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, teaches us how to  improve as a leader, in this short video.

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Seventh Circuit: Board Theory of OSC Remedy Exhaustion Too Stringent

Seventh Circuit: Board Theory of OSC Remedy Exhaustion Too Stringent

A Special Agent at the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms filed an Individual Right of Action appeal with the Merit Systems Protection Board, alleging that his supervisors retaliated against him after he disclosed his suspicion that another agent had improperly shot at a fleeing suspect, provided an inaccurate report of the shooting incident, and had committed perjury during the subsequent criminal trial.

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Legislation Would Prevent New Agency Construction and Renovations within D.C.

Legislation Would Prevent New Agency Construction and Renovations within D.C.

An integral theme of President Donald Trump’s 2016 bid was the notion of “draining the swamp.”

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