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Allow Feds to Buy Credit Toward Their Retirement

Allow Feds to Buy Credit Toward Their Retirement

Those who truly know federal service understand that working for the government is not just another job. You apply yourself to hard work, day after day.

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Resilience Can Make You a Happier Federal Employee

Resilience Can Make You a Happier Federal Employee

It can be hard to recognize because it requires playing the long game, doing hard work over a lengthy time period.

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Joint Office on Artificial Intelligence Announced by DOD

Joint Office on Artificial Intelligence Announced by DOD

According to the newly-appointed Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, Michael Griffin, the Defense Department will “open a joint office focused on developing artificial intelligence prototypes.”

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What Was the Ancestor of Everything?

What Was the Ancestor of Everything?

The search for our origins go back to a single common ancestor – one that remains shrouded in mystery.

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Well-Known Moderate Dent Latest Republican to Announce Early Resignation

Well-Known Moderate Dent Latest Republican to Announce Early Resignation

Congressman Charlie Dent, a Republican from Pennsylvania well-known in D.C. for being a reliably moderate voice within Congressional Republican ranks, announced today that he would be resigning in “coming weeks,” following an earlier announcement that he would retire at the end of his term.

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Federal Circuit: MSPB Wrong to Reject Evidence of Depression as Mitigating Factor

Federal Circuit: MSPB Wrong to Reject Evidence of Depression as Mitigating Factor

A Materials Engineer fired from the Department of the Navy for being absent without leave and falsifying time records successfully appealed the decision of the Merit Systems Protection Board to affirm his removal.

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The Many Faces of Management

The Many Faces of Management

Managers often think of liabilities in terms of being the selecting official for an applicant or being brought in for a congressional hearing, but seem to overlook the many other exposures they are prone to in their position each day with their employees.

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Get Outside for National Park Week!

Get Outside for National Park Week!

Tune in to FEDtalk this week to hear from the National Parks Service (NPS) about all the activities going on around the country for National Park Week April 21-29, including Junior Ranger Day and Park Prescription Day.

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OPM Releases New Weather and Safety Leave Regulations

OPM Releases New Weather and Safety Leave Regulations

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management has announced new weather and safety leave regulations, seemingly dramatically reducing the ability of employees who telework to receive weather and safety leave.

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Homeland Security Adviser Thomas Bossert Latest Official to Resign

Homeland Security Adviser Thomas Bossert Latest Official to Resign

Staffing changes within the Trump White House continued this week, as newly confirmed National Security Adviser John Bolton assumed his post, reportedly influencing the departure, one day later, of Homeland Security Adviser Thomas Bossert.

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Retirement Planning Tips

Retirement Planning Tips

Written by Worldwide Assurance for Employees of Public Agencies (WAEPA) – A non-profit association formed in 1943 and governed by Federal Employees.

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Emergent Technologies in Federal Agencies

Emergent Technologies in Federal Agencies

Last week on FedTalk, host Ben Carnes was joined by Carten Cordell, Senior Technology Reporter at FedScoop, and Derek B. Johnson, senior reporter at FCW, to discuss ongoing efforts by federal agencies to experiment with and, increasingly, deploy emergent technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence.

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Tax Reform Change Threatens ‘Potentially Ruinous’ Damage to Some Feds’ Finances

Tax Reform Change Threatens ‘Potentially Ruinous’ Damage to Some Feds’ Finances

The recent passage by Congress of a sweeping tax reform effort is having “potentially ruinous” unintended consequences for some federal employees who have had to relocate for work.

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Incidents Leading to Involuntary Retirement Claim Must Be Reviewed 'Collectively'

Incidents Leading to Involuntary Retirement Claim Must Be Reviewed 'Collectively'

To determine jurisdiction in an involuntary retirement appeal, the Merit Systems Protection Board must consider an appellant’s claims “collectively as a series of escalating incidents,” rather than one by one, the Federal Circuit recently held. 

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What’s Your Definition of Success?

What’s Your Definition of Success?

We all want to be successful, but sometimes its hard to know what we're really looking for. To find out more, we hit the streets to ask people what success means to them and how they find it.

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New OPM Director Calls for Modernizing Personnel Systems

New OPM Director Calls for Modernizing Personnel Systems

Newly-confirmed Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management Jeff Pon this week released a welcome message in which he outlined some of his priorities as he overtakes the helm of the agency tasked with managing the human resources needs of the federal workforce.

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House Republicans Considering Rare Tactic to Roll Back Appropriations

House Republicans Considering Rare Tactic to Roll Back Appropriations

According to Roll Call, House Republicans may employ “lesser-used provisions of the 1974 budget law to roll back spending by impounding some of the appropriated funds” contained within the 2018 omnibus spending bill.

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The President’s Tech & Science Agenda

The President’s Tech & Science Agenda

Host Ben Carnes of Shaw Bransford and Roth will delve into the Trump Administration’s tech and science agenda with guests Carten Cordell, a Senior Technology Reporter at FedScoop, as well as Derek B. Johnson, a reporter at FCW.

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