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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.”