Employee Policy

How to make performance reviews less terrible ...

Performance reviews were always a challenge, but are even more so in the age of hybrid work, when some employees are in the office more often than others.

Retirement

Retirement planning tricks for all feds

NARFE's Erin Carter joins our partner GovExec's daily podcast to discuss how public servants should plan for their future.

Employee Policy

The Justice Department is ramping up its anti-hate crime efforts

New personnel, guidance and grants were announced on Friday, with the participation of feds across multiple agencies—amid stepped-up response in the shadow of the May 14 mass shooting, with 10 dead, in Buffalo.

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How Verizon Supported Communities and Schools During the Pandemic.

Learn how Verizon and Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) worked together to provide students with unfettered access to education.

Employee Policy

Lawmakers push to protect frontline feds as opioid seizures skyrocket

Seizures of the potentially lethal substance by federal personnel has quadrupled in the last two years.

USPS plans to close more facilities, repurpose those that remain

As controversial Postmaster General Louis DeJoy seeks to implement his vision, new confirmed board members could tip the scales for USPS governance.

Coronavirus roundup: More free COVID tests ...

There’s a lot to keep track of: Over the last week, the WH authorized more free COVID tests, the HHS secretary tested positive for COVID, and we summarize several other coronavirus news pieces you may have missed.

Retirement

Report: In one year, inflation ate 10% of Social Security’s buying power

A report from the Senior Citizens League highlights the loss of buying power in Social Security payments, tracking their erosion over time vs. inflation—and an especially harsh loss of 10% over the past year.

Employee Policy

House backs new federal offices to stop domestic terror and extremism in government

The measure's future beyond the House is unclear, as Republicans decry what they see as bureaucracy and federal overreach.

Benefits

Employee group calls for federal abortion leave, post-Roe ...

The Department of Justice Gender Equity Network asked the administration to authorize paid leave in cases where federal employees need to travel across state lines to receive abortion services.

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Employee Policy

DHS IG: No mishandling of sexual harassment or domestic violence reports

The Project On Government Oversight—the government watchdog group that brought the claims against the IG—is pushing back this week on Joseph Cuffari’s letter to lawmakers.

Pay

A few feds might qualify for a bigger tax refund, from Trump Social Security deferral

The IRS sent out a notice that some might need to file an amended return, but most federal employees don’t need to worry about it.

The U.S. Embassy in Kyiv has resumed operations

It’s been three months since Russia started the war in Ukraine.

Employee Policy

MSPB, discrimination and whistleblowers

Attorney Dan Meyer discusses a Merit Systems Protection Board ruling that will affect federal employees, on our partner GovExec's daily podcast.

Pay

Bill would standardize fed retiree COLAs ...

A bill pending in Congress would provide FERS and CSRS retirees the same cost of living increases, as an annual percentage.

WH repeats call for confirmed ATF Director after Buffalo tragedy

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has lacked a permanent director since 2015.

Employee Policy

Lessons from DHS's early COVID-19 vaccine campaign 

Issues early on hampered DHS meeting its vaccination goals, but then vaccinations became widely available. 

Employee Policy

TSA screeners could receive 30% pay raise, on average

A bipartisan measure passed by the House would move the TSA's workforce under Title 5, promising full collective bargaining rights and other civil service protections enjoyed by most federal employees.

Employee Policy

Remote work may actually be good for business

Working remotely doesn't negatively affect productivity—and it may actually even enhance both employee and company resiliency, a new study finds.

Senate votes, and FLRA is back in Democratic control

The Senate voted 50-49 to confirm former MSPB Chairwoman Susan Tsui Grundmann as a member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority.