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View the Oct. 5, 2020 FEND issue as a PDF

By FEND Staff

Thrift Savings Share Prices as of Oct. 1, 2020.


Fed hiring to emphasize education experience

By FEND Staff

In June, President Trump signed an executive order directing agencies to broaden the criteria considered in the hiring of federal employees—to still consider the weight of relevant education and experience, but to add skills assessments as an equal measure in the process.


Feds to get work flexibility to vote

By FEND Staff

As the 2020 presidential election nears, federal employees and managers have been reminded of longstanding policies that ensure they get time off from work to cast their vote if needed.


Judge rules USPS must authorize overtime

By FEND Staff

​A federal judge reconfirmed that the U.S. Postal Service must authorize overtime in order to meet mail service demands for the upcoming election.


The bureaucracy dilemma

By Mike Causey

‘Yet it is almost impossible to fire civil servants. In 2017 only 347 out of 4.1 million were dismissed…Workers often slink from their desks hours before they are supposed to…’—a quote from The Economist magazine. Not really a surprise, but ouch!


Trump’s end to diversity training addressed in debate

By FEND Staff

A recent move by the Trump administration to aggressively police the content of race and diversity training curricula at federal agencies became fodder for Tuesday's chaotic presidential debate.


What’s the benefit of 'deferred' payroll tax?

By FEND Staff

A major federal employee union is amplifying its objections to President Trump’s executive order currently compelling feds to put off payment of payroll taxes.


Thrift Savings Share Prices

By FEND Staff

Thrift Savings Share Prices as of Oct. 1, 2020.


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