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  • Use of 'official time' on the rise

    More federal employees are using official time to conduct union activities, according the latest report by the Office of Personnel Management.

  • Pon defends retirement proposals at hearing

    Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., calls recent retirement cut proposals, “draconian,” but OPM Director Jeff Pon contends that he is bringing federal retirement benefits into the 21st century with his plan.

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    State Department can now hire new employees

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has lifted the State Department’s hiring freeze on foreign and civil services positions.

  • GSA fixes relocation costs tax code change

    The U.S. Tax Code President Trump signed into law earlier this year excludes reimbursements or in-kind contributions made by employers to defray the cost of moving, and after some pushback from lawmakers, the General Services Administration has come up with a solution.

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    Bill aims to protect feds affected by OPM data breach

    A new bill aims to protect feds affected by the 2015 Office of Personnel Management data breach, giving them a lifetime of identity theft protection coverage.

  • Conroy back in as House chaplain

    The House chaplain has rescinded his resignation and the speaker has sworn him back into office.

  • Ohio lawmaker opposes Pon's retirement cuts proposal

    While the Office of Personnel Management director wants to make federal employee retirement benefits more in line with the public sector, one lawmaker says the proposed changes only make the federal government a less attractive employer than the private sector.

  • DHS at the frontline of fighting opioid crisis

    The Department of Homeland Security needs to hire thousands more port officers to help address the flow of opioids entering into the country.

  • USPS reports $1.3 billion net loss, small gain in revenue

    Unlike many previous earnings reports, the U.S. Postal Service showed a small gain in total revenue, but its total net loss continued to grow in the second quarter.

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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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