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  • How about a four-day weekend?

    A few feds are at it again, launching a petition on the White House's "We the People" website to try to convince President Obama to issue an executive order giving federal employees the day after Christmas off.

  • Retired feds to get 1.7 percent COLA

    Federal and military retirees and Social Security beneficiaries will receive a 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment in 2015.

  • Former BOP employee sentenced in OWCP fraud case

    A former Bureau of Prisons employee was recently sentenced to more than a year in prison after being found guilty of fraudulently obtaining workers' compensation benefits by submitting more than 1,300 fraudulent reimbursement claims to the Department of Labor’s Office of Workers' Compensation Program, the Justice Department said.

  • Several hundred feds got a year or more of paid administrative leave

    The federal government paid an estimated $31 million over a three-year period to 263 employees who charged between one and three years of paid administrative leave, according a new Government Accountability Office report.

  • GSA's open office layout vulnerable to theft

    An after-hours inspection of open office space at the General Services Administration's central office revealed that sensitive information and personal items were readily accessible to thieves, according to a new report.

  • Hiring is on for new postal jobs

    One union is urging its members to encourage any jobseekers they know to apply for new job openings that resulted from recent arbitration decision.

  • DOD to create Ebola support team for use within U.S.

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered the creation and training of a 30-person expeditionary medical support team that would be available to provide short-notice assistance to civilian medical professionals in the event of an Ebola incident in the United States.

  • Millennials pose challenge for government employers

    FEND interviews two distinguished experts -- Kenneth Warren, professor of public administration at St. Louis University; and Richard L. Pacelle, Jr., professor of political science at the University of Tennessee -- to discuss the unique characteristics of the Millennial generation in the federal workplace.

  • AFGE calls for protective gear against Ebola

    The union that represents many of the federal workers who oversee borders and other points of entry into the United States is calling for more training and protective gear to safeguard those employees.

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