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Feds celebrate Juneteenth

Feds mark the anniversary of the day slavery was finally abolished in the U.S., June 19, 1865, and participate in events tied to this newest federal holiday.

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Workplace health org celebrates 50th

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been long supported and supplemented by COSH organizations, also known as councils for occupational safety and health. This month, National COSH is marking its 50th, and still offering resources to agencies and employees on how to improve workplace safety.

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NARFE: Document all civilian and military work credits

NARFE will host a helpful online retirement event July 7, advising feds on how to make sure they get credit for all of their service.

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SCOTUS: Erroneous benefits decision stands

Last week's Supreme Court decision in George v. McDonough is likely to make it more difficult for people to successfully sue feds.

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View the June 21, 2022 issue as a PDF

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View the June 6, 2022 issue as a PDF

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Inflation eats 10% of Social Security check value—in just one year

Social Security payments have eroded in buying power over time, especially over this past year's accelerated inflation—with an especially harsh loss of 10% over the period. A report from the Senior Citizens League explores the problem.

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Back to the office?

Some argue that far many more feds should already be back at their desks.

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DOD civilians, try these retirement tools …

The Pentagon's civilian employees are urged to maximize their retirement—and to start by consulting one of many informational aids and tools on some dedicated DOD websites.

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Lawmaker slams relocation bills

D.C.'s House representative pushes back, trying to ensure a dead stop to yet another proposal to move federal agencies away from the nation's capital.

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View the May 16, 2022 issue as a PDF

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Revamped TSP site, app due in June

TSP's website is going down temporarily for a redesign, but will be back with new and improved features sometime during the first week of next month.

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Postal reform raises hopes

Amid mixed financial reports, the postal reform bill passed earlier this year is buoying expectations of greater long-term organizational stability among both management and labor at USPS.

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Events: Public Service Week, Sammies

Early May saw several notable events spotlighting the best of the federal workforce.

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Firefighters bill advances

Legislation to shore up workers comp for federal firefighters, easing claims for a number of conditions often brought about by their demanding and dangerous work, passed in the House of Representatives.

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FEVS: Feds less engaged

The results of the annual survey of federal employees and their take on work and employing agencies was just released—registering another slight drop in engagement.

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Feds like telework, but OPM balks

Unions and the feds they represent are pressing for continued maximum telework.

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Workers Memorial Day marked

The annual commemoration of workers who lost their lives on the job brought numerous events around the country—and a display of pride and hope in the work of OSHA and other federal regulators who prevent such tragedies.

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View the April 18, 2022 issue as a PDF