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The new math for COLAs

There's a New Math on what we might expect for retired feds and their COLAs.

Summertime giving: Feds, please chip in

A major federal employee union is urging members and others to give to charity this summer—and specifically to a tried and true stalwart that focuses only on the needs of feds.

Expert: Normalcy returning to the civil service, slowly

Six months into the current administration, to many there’s just one key question about our government many are asking—political scientists, public administrators and the public: all want to know: Are we beginning to see a return to “normal” in government, in agencies and the civil service—and perhaps even in our politics? “

A procurement paradigm for digital government

If there’s one bright spot to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s that the global health crisis turbocharged the adoption of high-tech tools by government agencies.

TSP to offer sustainable funds

Federal retirees will have new choices for investing their retirement savings, those that support sustainable enterprises. But the option will not be available until next year.

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GPO: Remote work made permanent

For many employees at the storied Government Publishing Office, the scurry to telework that came with COVID has just been made permanent.

Finally, feds could put ESG in their TSP

The $700-plus billion Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) employee retirement funds will offer new investment choices governed by Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles.

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Job seekers: ASPA webinar can help

The American Society for Public Administration will host an e-learning event July 22 that just might help you get a deserved promotion, or your dream job.

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Michael Brown withdraws nomination for DOD's top acquisition role

The person chosen for the top slot in acquisition at the Pentagon has voluntarily dropped out of contention.

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Vote delayed on Biden's SBA nominee amid GOP-led filibuster attempts

Republican lawmakers have condemned Dilawar Syed, the president's nominee to serve as deputy administrator for the Small Business Administration, over his involvement with a Muslim advocacy group that has been critical of Israel.

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Want progress? Join the Federal Innovators Network!

Do you push for change, or just more creative problem-solving, at your agency? Consider joining the new Federal Innovators Network.

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Feds say telework increases productivity

A survey of feds finds 62 percent say that with telework, productivity increased "a lot," adding weight to other studies indicating similar gains.

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Pentagon eases COVID restrictions, allows 90% occupancy

The Pentagon is one step closer to returning to normal, as it moved in recent days to allow up to 90% of personnel in the office.

Vaccinated? Get a $75 credit

Over 67 percent of the country is partially vaccinated, but as the velocity of vaccination slows yet another federal employee health insurer, GEHA, is offering an incentive to get it done.

Signs of the times

After months and months of masks and uncertainty, things are improving but certain new trends are showing staying power. Mike Causey hopes that feds are too.

Bill to revive MSPB advances

MSPB may be back in business soon. A bill to get it going again has advanced in Congress.

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Three steps feds can take to be better cyber citizens

As cyberattacks become more sophisticated, it’s easy to assume the security team will take care of risk management and mitigation. But security is everyone’s responsibility.

Bill: Retirement option for part-time, temp feds

The Federal Fairness Retirement Act, currently pending in Congress, would let feds whose careers started in temporary or seasonal positions to retroactively contribute to retirement, crediting their intermittent and part-time stints of employment.

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