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    1.9 percent pay raise likely included in funding bill

    A long-sought 1.9 percent pay raise appears to be packaged in appropriations bills to keep the government fully open for the rest of the fiscal year. Back pay for contractors, however, was dropped from the compromise package.

  • Will a last-minute deal prevent another shutdown?

    Feds and the public are being hit with increasing anxiety this week, as the White House—and some lawmakers on Capitol Hill—appear to be wavering on a deal to avoid another partial government shutdown.

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    Effort to centralize payroll system gets $20m funding boost

    The Technology Management Fund is close to maxing out after a $20.7 million award to GSA's NewPay software-as-a-service payroll modernization.

  • Fed union leaders push back against second shutdown

    Federal employees and the unions that represent them are increasingly on edge about what many see as the “worst case scenario”—a second shutdown, coming less than a month after feds warily celebrated a White House-Capitol Hill deal ending the last one.

  • U.S. marshals fight for promotion

    A group of U.S. marshals has filed a complaint with the Office of Special Counsel about the lack of a promotion they feel is deserved,

  • Some workers still have not received full back pay

    Weeks after the partial government shutdown has ended, thousands of federal employees still have not received back pay.

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    Bill aims to boost fed cyber workforce

    A bipartisan group of senators has reintroduced legislation that would make it easier for cyber specialists in the federal government to detail at other agencies and lend their expertise.

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    House wants to know if free work from feds is legal

    A House panel is probing the legal gray area of excepted operations during a lapse in appropriations.

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    OPM looking to modernize FEHB enrollment

    The Office of Personnel Management is looking into ways to make it easier for federal employees to decide which insurance plan to choose by centralizing its customer services.

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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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