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1/6: Feds condemn Capitol attack

Feds and employee organizations look back on last year's violent riot, commemorating the dead and wounded, denouncing the violence and expressing concern about what it all might mean for the future.

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FSAFEDS: Mileage expense boosted

With gasoline and other driving costs up, the Federal Flexible Spending Account Program is boosting the permissible expense for medical travel by over 12%.

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Senior Execs launch new awards for top feds

SEA, which represents federal senior execs, is seeking nominees for a new set of awards, to throw a spotlight on the best of the best among these leaders, with recipients to be chosen in the coming months.

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PPS leadership training

A leading good government group, the Partnership for Public Service, urges feds to consider taking its latest management development course, designed to help GS-7s to GS-11s get more out of their careers.

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Snow shutters D.C. fed offices—twice

Winter storms hit the D.C. area last week, twice shutting down the federal government's in-person workspaces.

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Thrift Savings Plan Share Prices

Thrift Savings Share Prices as of January 6, 2022

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Group pushes to cut telework

A group of GOP lawmakers, citing complaints of deteriorating agency services to constituents, is pushing to reduce the number of feds engaged in telework.

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Feds aid in tornado disaster

Rare December tornadoes wreaked havoc in the heartland. Federal agencies and employees immediately stepped up to help state and local officials in rescue and recovery.

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Student loan help

A fed employee organization is partnering with a tech startup to help members better manage student loan debt.

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Feds to get paid bereavement

A provision to give feds up to two weeks of paid bereavement was contained in the bipartisan Defense appropriation, which passed earlier this month.

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Diversity: More intent than action?

Most feds surveyed say management intends to develop greater diversity in the workforce. But fewer than half report they see adequate effort to make that happen.