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By FEND Staff

OPM looks at post-pandemic remote work

By FEND Staff

The Office of Personnel Management is teeing up guidance as it looks to a future where more feds work remotely under a pay system not necessarily designed for large numbers of workers’ homes and office locations to be separated by the substantial physical distances that technology enables.

The Golden Age

By Mike Causey

The prediction is that the next four years may be the Golden Age for folks who work for Uncle Sam. I say this (remember I’ve got a way out) not because he is a Democrat, which he is, but that he is a Washington insider. As opposed to former President Donald Trump, who got elected in large part because he was the ultimate outsider.

New survey will give insight on fed workforce competencies

By FEND Staff

The federal government, according to the Office of Personnel Management, directly employees an estimated 2.1 million people in its civilian workforce—placing it in the stratosphere of job providers in the United States. With so many employees, tasked to do so many things—in an ever-changing society and labor pool environment—to succeed in their mission, federal agency leaders have a tremendous need for information about their workforce.

Presidential Innovation Fellows now hiring

By FEND Staff

Krishna Juluru wasn’t exactly in need of a new job when he applied to take a tech sabbatical in the government. Juluru was the founder and director of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, and he was, as he put it, a “happy camper.” But he wanted to think differently and work on larger-scale problems, so he applied to the Presidential Innovation Fellows program, which offers tech practitioners government stints of up to two years.

Retirees should take care of important documents

By FEND Staff

If you’re a federal employee—and approaching retirement—there are a number of documents to assemble, whether in paper or electronic form, in preparing to file for your benefits.

Organizations push WH to go beyond minimum wage for contractors

By FEND Staff

The Biden administration, from its earliest days in January, made it known it is pushing to ensure not only will all federal employees get a $15-per-hour minimum wage, but so too will federal contractors.

Feds who have served: GAO seeks testimonials of hazing in military

By Nathan Abse

Tight-knit organizations of all kinds—everything from kids’ clubs, to sports teams, to, yes, military services—traditionally make new recruits put up with unpleasant initiation rituals. Nowadays, however, in the military there is supposed to be—and there is, under the law—a bright line between acceptable benign rites and unacceptable brutal mistreatment. Yet, the latter—"hazing”—sometimes remains a fact of life for servicemembers. ​

Thrift Savings Share Prices

By FEND Staff

Thrift Savings Share Prices as of April 20, 2021.

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