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View the Nov. 21, 2022 issue as a PDF

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Open Season 2023!

Open Season 2023 is here. Try out a few comparison tools now, and save more than a few dollars next year.

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Union, Dept. of Education settle labor complaints

Dept. of Education and AFGE finally come to terms on a host of now abandoned Trump-era policies.

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View the Nov. 7, 2022 issue as a PDF

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Voting leave improperly denied …

President Biden ordered that, if needed, feds will get leave time to vote or work the polls. But, on the ground, that's not how things have worked out.

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Weather emergency leave botched

Ian thrashed Florida, and despite ample evidence of the need federal managers weren't quick to provide federal workers with leave that they legitimately requested.

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Social Security employees rally for reformed policies, more staffing—and better pay

This major agency is underfunded and understaffed, according to employees and their labor organization.

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View the Oct. 17, 2022 issue as a PDF

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FEHBP: Premiums to increase 8.7%

Federal employee health insurance premiums will spike more than they have in a decade.

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Mentoring program for federal women

Group seeks women who aspire to serve in executive federal jobs, and is offering a shot at a great scholarship to help toward that goal.

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View the Oct. 3, 2022 issue as a PDF

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Whistleblowers at nuclear plant recognized

A new documentary explores the dangerous stabilization work that followed an infamous 1979 nuclear plant accident—and the struggle among the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, contractors and a handful of whistleblowers who stopped matters from getting even worse.

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Shutdown averted

Last week, Congress once again narrowly prevented a government shutdown and all the trouble these usually bring to the public, business—and federal employees.

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View the Sept. 19, 2022 issue as a PDF

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Investigative report eyes DHS IG

Some apparent missteps of the DHS IG are scrutinized in recent investigative efforts.

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View the Sept. 6, 2022 issue as a PDF

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Biden WH unclear on RTO

The "return-to-office" process faces many federal agencies, as outlined in a recent report, with often strong forces pushing and pulling in opposite directions, on management and employees.

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VA: 'Shocking' staff shortages

A union representing employees at the Department of Veterans affairs calls for reforms, pointing to survey results indicating a workforce stretched far too thin.

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TSP slides again

All but one TSP fund slumped in value in August.