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    Congress, White House reach budget deal

    The coming budget deal could forestall a shutdown, but it also won’t put agencies’ IT efforts any further ahead, according to some experts.

  • Blue Signage and logo of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

    Bill aims to repeal antiquated VA smoking law

    While smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the nation — according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — another federal agency still has designated smoking areas in their facilities.

  • OPM encourages telework during heat wave

    The Office of Personnel Management released a new memo asking agency leaders to be mindful of the potential dangers of high temperatures being experienced in recent days by employees across the Midwest and the East coast.

  • Former CBP commander faces 25 years for illegally selling firearms, tax evasion

    A California man used his position as a former U.S. Customs and Border Protection official to run an illegal firearm sales business since the late 1990s, and also pleaded guilty to tax evasion and other charges.

  • The White House (Photo by Sean Pavone / Shutterstock)

    Unions react to court decision on workforce EOs

    The White House scored a procedural win this month in defending several executive orders currently under challenge by federal employee unions and advocates.

  • Bill gives vets a break during bankruptcy proceedings

    New legislation that recently passed the House will protect the financial security of veterans who receive disability benefits and may be experiencing financial hardship.

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    Agencies encouraged to review, update employee awards plans

    The Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Personnel Management have released new guidance on how agencies should reward high performing employees.

  • Trump's workforce EOs reinstated

    A federal court on July 16 reinstated President Donald Trump’s controversial workforce executive orders that aim to make it easier to fire federal workers and restrict their collective bargaining rights.

  • Proposed rule would change union dues policy

    The Federal Labor Relations Authority is seeking public comment on whether it should make changes to how union dues are collected from federal employees.

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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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