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Mileage reimbursement rates fall for second year

For the second year in a row, federal employees will get less money for their mileage reimbursements.

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OPM urges D.C.-area feds to telework

The move comes as downtown Washington, D.C. is being transformed into a high security zone for the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

DHS should act to improve employee morale

Some agencies get poor reviews in employee engagement surveys—and the sprawling Department of Homeland Security, sadly, is a perennial member the low morale club.

Deadline extended for Federal 100 nominations

It's FCW's holiday gift to procrastinators: You now have two extra weeks to finish up and submit your Fed 100 nominations.

Federal whistleblowers get stronger protection

For many years, federal employee unions and advocacy organizations have complained about weak protections for feds who stand up and blow the whistle on waste, fraud and abuse at government agencies.

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Thrift Savings Share Prices as of January 7, 2021.

Unions, orgs anticipate new WH, Congress

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association indicated the group was ready and hopeful to pursue work on goals and issues important to federal employees with the new Congress and presidential administration.

"Trial by combat'

“Other than that, how was the play, Mrs. Lincoln?” Not the best conversational ice-breaker, right? The first reaction is either what-are-you-talking-about or are-you-crazy? It’s definitely a strange, awkward attempt at humor. An event so awful that in some cases it can only be referred to, long after the fact, as if it was a joke.

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Plum Book gives look into fed political appointments, positions

Despite promises to "drain the swamp," the Trump administration did little to reduce the number of political appointments, according to data in the latest iteration of the Plum Book.

Pentagon photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Ned T. Johnston

DOD ends diversity training modification for contractors

The Pentagon eliminated a class deviation that implemented the president's executive order purging diversity training across federal grants and contracts.

TSP: Reasonable gains—for some funds—over a rough year

Federal employees who participate in the Thrift Savings Plan got a perhaps unexpected gift this holiday season: robust gains.

Whistleblowers now have stronger protections

A federal judge in a California district court blocked parts of President Donald Trump's executive order on diversity and inclusion training that apply to federal contractors and grant recipients.

Feds get 1% raise in 2021

The president, over the holidays, approved a 1% pay increase for civilian federal employees in 2021.

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IRS reforms begin to take shape

A major union representing thousands of employees at the Internal Revenue Service is hopeful about reforms—and improved resources and procedures—taking shape at the long hard-put agency.

John Garing,

Former Air Force and DISA exec, dies at 78

The winner of GCN's Hall of Fame award in 2010, Garing continued his government IT career with Suss Consulting and Vion Corp.

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EEOC cancels official time for union reps

The rule change will restrict the use of official time for union representatives working with complainants on discrimination charges.

TSP: A record of reasonable gains in places—despite rough year

Federal employees who participate in the Thrift Savings Plan got a perhaps unexpected gift this holiday season: robust gains.

Federal whistleblowers now have stronger protections

For decades, federal employee unions and advocacy organizations have complained about weak protections for feds who stand up and blow the whistle on waste, fraud and abuse.

Raise finalized for feds' 2021 pay

The president, over the holidays, approved a 1% pay increase for civilian federal employees in 2021.

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