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  • Many feds will see pay raise in next paycheck

    Federal employees have been waiting months to see a boost in their paycheck since the 2019 pay raise was approved by Congress, now some feds are being told it will come as early as this week.

  • Department of Justice Headquarters (Photo by Kristi Blokhin/Shutterstock)

    DOJ, strength of U.S. civil service system highlighted as redacted Mueller report released

    Special Prosecutor Mueller’s final report on Russian interference in America’s 2016 elections was finally released, in redacted form—as promised on Thursday, April 18, 2019. With the long-awaited event, the U.S. Department of Justice—the cornerstone of federal law enforcement with over 100,000 federal employees and a $30 billion budget—comes under the spotlight on the world stage, as the institutional legitimacy behind the Mueller investigation.

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    MSPB seeks to bypass WH budget request

    To address its massive and growing backlog, the panel that reviews federal workplace complaints is asking to "bypass" the White House's budget request.

  • OPM pushing through retirement claim backlog

    The Office of Personnel Management is steadily reducing its federal retirement claim backlog since reaching its seasonal surge of applications at the beginning of the year.

  • View the April 15 FEND issue as a PDF

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    Expert: OPM-GSA merge will give Trump more control

    Nathan Abse speaks to Saint Louis University political scientist Kenneth Warren about the White House plan—and the administration’s ongoing goal of reducing what it sees as redundancy and waste in whole components of the federal civil service.

  • AMA condemns DOD’s new transgender policy

    The Department of Defense’s new transgender policy has been in place just for a few days, and the American Medical Association is taking issue with some of the fine print.

  • AFGE to TSA: End ‘culture of bullying’

    The American Federation of Government Employees, the largest federal employee union, is calling on the Transportation Security Administration to end culture of workplace bullying and retaliation that may have contributed to a TSO’s death.

  • GAO Headquarters Shutterstock photo ID: 291526481 By Mark Van Scyoc

    GAO’s new science and technology office to double its staff size

    The Government Accountability Office's new science and technology wing plans to double its staff size and take on a much broader role in the IT modernization and emerging tech space.

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Edward A. Zurndorfer Certified Financial Planner
Mike Causey Columnist
Tom Fox VP for Leadership and Innovation, Partnership for Public Service
Mathew B. Tully Legal Analyst

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