Senate Bill Would Boost Buyout Amount at DoD

The Senate is set to vote this week on an annual defense budget bill (S-2943) that would increase the maximum buyout payment at DoD to $40,000 from the …More

No Paid Parental Leave, but Other Changes Backed

The DoD also had asked for a government-wide authority for six weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees but the Senate bill effectively rejects that by remaining …More

Spending Bill Effectively Allows Raise (Published: )

Raise Figure Probably Will Be 1.6 Percent (Published: )

FSA Claims Blackout Period Announced (Published: )

Several VA Bills Advance (Published: )

Time Limit on Federal Employee Bias Suits Clarified (Published: )

Background Checks to Include Examining Social Media (Published: )

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Federal Retirement & Financial Planning Report

Expectations of Longevity Help Drive Decisions

An individual’s expectation of lifespan in retirement is an important factor in important decisions including how long the person keeps working, according to the Center for Retirement Research. …More

To Defer or To Postpone? (Published: )
Getting a Good Fit with an Advisor (Published: )
Pre-Retirees Spending at Higher Rates Than in Past (Published: )
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Federal Manager's Daily Report

MSPB Cites Potential Downsides of Shared HR Services

Both the administration and outside groups have been emphasizing on sharing of HR services–along with IT and certain other services—within and among agencies, but such sharing brings its …More

Communication on Services Called Key (Published: )
New Leadership Training Courses Announced (Published: )
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FEDweek IT

OMB Considering Greater Open Source Push

OMB has published a draft policy to improve the way custom-developed government code is acquired and distributed by requiring that it be made available for reuse across federal …More

System Automates Cyber Threat Data Sharing Between Public, Private Sectors (Published: )
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Armed Forces News

Petraeus: Keep Pressure on Taliban

David Petraeus, the retired former CIA director and commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, is urging the Obama administration and the next president to continue providing direct support …More

Amendment Would Address Autism (Published: )
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