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By FEND Staff

Opinion piece: Workforce reforms should focus on fed pay system

By FEND Staff

After perhaps the White House most committed to tearing up the federal employment rule book—that is, existing workplace merit principles, laws and regulations—the new Biden administration has halted that push, and aims to reverse such recent changes.

Lawmakers, unions: Bill aims to protect feds from dangerous vehicles

By FEND Staff

A recent General Services Administration probe, as reported by the agency and various news outlets, reveals chances are better than one in ten that your federal work vehicle has at least one outstanding recall item—in many cases, involving something safety-related—that has never been rectified.

OPM extends special hiring authority

By FEND Staff

COVID-19 has killed over 550,000 in the U.S., and it continues to sharply impede economic activities, including disrupting normal federal recruitment and hiring.

Thrift Savings Share Prices

By FEND Staff

Thrift Savings Share Prices as of April 1, 2021.

Lawmakers examine White House marijuana policy

By FEND Staff

Past use of pot shouldn't make executive branch employees subject to negative employment actions, 30 House Democrats told President Joe Biden.

Army grants help with childcare, homeschooling

By FEND Staff

The U.S. Army is now offering financial assistance that will help more soldiers with childcare and remote learning expenses caused by the pandemic.

Are feds really ‘fire-proof’?

By Mike Causey

Although I can’t prove it, I suspect that the number one complaint—from ordinary taxpayers —about the federal civil service is that feds are fire-proof: that once in they are installed in their jobs, they are there for the duration. Regardless of how they perform.

2021 Digital Almanac

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