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  • EEOC finds common errors in agency dismissals of discrimination complaints

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released a new report it hopes to use to help agencies reduce common errors in dismissing discrimination complaints on procedural grounds.

  • Former fed provided information to bogus 'Chinese agent'

    A former Air Force employee from Marina del Rey, Calif., was sentenced this month to 37 months in prison for providing sensitive information to an FBI undercover agent posing as a foreign intelligence officer from the People's Republic of China.

  • VA takes first steps for 'veteran choice' program

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) said it will host an "Industry Day" at its Denver Acquisition and Logistics Center to gather input on how best to provide administrative support for the process of issuing the "Veteran Choice Cards" that vets will use to seek non-VA healthcare.

  • Report: Agency services need improvement

    Federal agencies occupy a very important place in personal and business aspects of the average American's life, but a new report coauthored by a good government group shows the work done by those agencies needs improvement.

  • Informed Investor: Be aware of your life insurance choices: Part III

    This third of five columns during September discussing federal employees and life insurance, examines the federal government’s sponsored Federal Employees Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) program. The article looks at various coverages in the FEGLI program, including “basic” insurance, the three optional coverages and their costs.

  • OPM trims retirement claims

    The Office of Personnel Management slightly reduced the number of outstanding retirement claims in August, even as employees filed more claims than projected.

  • Federal Benefits Q&A

    Question: "The updated SF 3107, Application for Immediate Retirement FERS, asks if you EVER applied for and received Workers' Compensation benefits. Does this include the time I was bitten by a dog in 1999 and received sutures at the local emergency room and went back to work the next day? Workers Comp paid the suture bill ...

  • Thrift Savings Plan Share Prices

    Share prices as of Sept. 9, 2014.

  • Frictions arise for some as veteran hiring increases

    The president's efforts to increase the hiring of military veterans into federal jobs is raising the hackles of some longtime civil servants who question whether the preferential hiring is bringing sufficiently qualified new employees on board.

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