Benefits

VA official has 'deep concerns' about agency's EHR deployment

But leadership at the agency pushed back against projected cost overruns and delays moving forward.

Retirement

Rules and requirements for federal retirement

Tammy Flanagan shows us that some dates to retire are a better choice than others, depending on the employee.

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Conspiracy theories are dangerous—even when few believe them

Worrying about how many people believe false ideas misses the real danger—that people are influenced by them whether they believe them or not.

Pay

Locality pay tweaks, possible Social Security changes—and more

These news items come as part of a weekly roundup of pay and benefits developments ...

Employee Policy

FDA internal review of infant formula shortage found workforce problems 

Staffing shortages and insufficient training contributed to the crisis, investigators said. 

Employee Policy

Hundreds of feds sent to Puerto Rico, to help with hurricane response

FEMA already had a significant presence on the island due to ongoing recovery efforts.

Preparing for the midterm elections, at the EAC

Courtney Bublé speaks to Thomas Hicks, Election Assistance Commission chair, about the upcoming November elections on the podcast.

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Q&A: How Agencies Can Streamline Their Cloud Journey to Bolster Workflows, Better Serve Constituents

Read more to see what industry experts say for agencies looking to implement cloud solutions and offers insight into the most effective tools and strategies they can use to drive mission success.

Employee Policy

These are the winners for the annual ‘Oscars of government service’ 

These awards are especially important “during these turbulent times when federal employees have been threatened and demonized,” nonprofit leader says.

Employee Policy

Telework: FDIC is already reneging on new telework agreement, union says

NTEU says employees at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation were promised telework—with no need to return to the office regularly. But then, contrary to that pledge, managers made attendance at weekly check-in meetings mandatory.

Employee Policy

A House panel advances legislation to protect feds during pandemics

The Chai Suthammanont Healthy Federal Workplaces Act proposes to require federal agencies to develop and publish workplace safety plans, to get ready for future pandemics.

Pay

Troops worry most about inflation, Air Force Secretary says

Frank Kendall said he’s reversing planned cuts to special duty pay.

Lawmakers take another step toward avoiding the chaos of the last WH transition

A bill would require transition resources to go to both sides if there is a time period when the election results are in doubt.  

Employee Policy

IRS has funding to hire tens of thousands. Can it do it?

IRS hiring has been thrust into the spotlight, but augmenting the agency's workforce is still far from guaranteed.

Employee Policy

Senators want to know how agencies are spending money to meet management goals

A new bipartisan bill would empower a central office to coordinate and track execution of the president's management agenda. Two senators, each from their separate side of the aisle, are digging into the issue.

Retirement

How confident are women in their retirement plans?

The Employee Benefit Research Institute's Craig Copeland joins our partner podcast to discuss his organization's recent study.

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FEND

Your federal career: Things to bear in mind ...

Federal beat columnist Mike Causey reminds us that even when you might think otherwise, it's likely the grass is pretty green already—on this side of hill.