The federal council overseeing general schedule locality pay at the Office of Personnel Management recommended adding two new locality pay areas and changing the rules under which localities are eligible for higher locality pay.
Thrift Savings Share Prices as of Nov. 14, 2018.
Federal employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs face a new wave of anti-union action from the top levels of the executive branch, the leading union involved has charged.
This week, Nathan Abse discusses the general public health effort to fight the opioid epidemic by reducing prescriptions—as well as the OWCP microsite’s specific recommendations on prescription opioids for injured federal employees—with opioid crisis expert Dr. Nancy Nielsen, Senior Associate Dean for Health Policy and Medicine, University at Buffalo.
Question: If I quit on Friday, December 29, would I get three hours of accrued annual leave for pay period 26, since I'm effectively working only half of pay period 26? Or do I need to work the full pay period 26 in order to accrue the full six hours annual leave?
Most federal employees know you can make a donation to your favorite causes through the CFC, but what you may not know is that you can also make a pledge to volunteer with your favorite charities through the program.
The nominations for the 2019 Federal 100 awards are now open. So please help the most exceptional women and men in our community get the recognition they deserve!
Nathan Abse examines tough words for the management of federal employee health insurance, and other plans, being slow to weigh in on reducing opioid prescriptions.
It’s hard to believe, but the holiday season is upon us! The Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area (CFCNCA) is in full swing and celebrating its 57th year in action.
Three federal employee unions on Nov. 14 filed a lawsuit against the Department of Veterans Affairs over its decision to end official time for medical professionals.
The council overseeing general schedule locality pay at the Office of Personnel Management recommended adding two new locality pay areas and changing the rules under which localities are eligible for higher locality pay.
Thrift Savings Share Prices as of Nov. 8, 2018.
Most federal unions have made no secret of their anger at the increasing disdain they have felt in recent years from leading quarters of the Republican Party—a sense that has grown much more pointed under the present White House.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs this week announced that it has joined a career program that connects military spouses to nearly 400 different employers.
Federal employees are an important part of the fabric that holds this nation together. While your occupation and benefits may differ from the average American, you have the same need to protect your loved ones from the possibility of your premature death. Understanding how to protect your family in the most effective and efficient way is extremely important.
Two of the three major metrics for the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey improved over last year, but fewer agency-level scores improved than in recent years, particularly across the civilian side.
The mid-term congressional elections completed on Nov. 6 have resulted in many close races, but there’s a clear change of party majority and leadership in the House of Representatives, leaving Congress with split party rule. While many experts note that the new Democratic House will not only likely curb the power of the current Republican White House, they also say that, with each party pushing highly polarized political agendas and showing little sign of compromise, the latest election may simply worsen the gridlock on Capitol Hill.
For those employees who have children either returning to college or who will be first entering college in 2019, now is the time to apply for financial aid. This week’s column discusses the two financial aid application forms, the FAFSA and the CSS Profile, and the type of information that parents must provide on these financial aid applications.