Holiday Speculation Under Way

As commonly happens at this time of year, federal employees are wondering whether they will get time off without charge to leave around the holidays. Since the Christmas …More

‘Tis the Season to Know Gift Policies

At this time of year, issues commonly arise around giving or getting gifts in the work environment. Rules are found in the Code of Federal Regulations at 5 …More

Gifts from Outside Sources Restricted (Published: )

What’s Acceptable in Gift-Getting (Published: )

Reminder about FSA Accounts (Published: )

Changing the Second Person in Self Plus One (Published: )

Early Marker Set for 2017 Raise (Published: )

ECI Still Cited in Deliberations on Raise (Published: )

On Budget Decisions, It’s See You in December (Published: )

Annual Leave Scheduling Reminder (Published: )

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Federal Manager's Daily Report

Agency Grades Improve in Plain Language Ratings

The SSA again earned top grades from the Center for Plain Language for the quality of its written materials for the public, and the center said that agencies …More

Some Examples of Poor Writing Also Cited (Published: )
DoD Still Lacks Inventory of Contracted Services, Says GAO (Published: )
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FEDweek IT

OMB Issues Cybersecurity Strategy and Implementation Plan

OMB has released a Cybersecurity Strategy and Implementation Plan for civilian agencies as a follow on to the cybersecurity sprint it initiated last June in response to the …More

OMB Aims to Improve Acquisition of Laptops, Desktops (Published: )
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Federal Retirement & Financial Planning Report

The Five Keys to Retirement Savings

The Federal Reserve Board has identified five financial behaviors that are key to successful retirement saving, saying in a report that those who do them “are very likely …More

Importance of Personal Retirement Savings Stressed (Published: )
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Armed Forces News

SecDef Champions ‘Force of the Future’

Noting that less than one percent of the nation’s population serves in uniform, Defense Secretary Ash Carter outlined his plan to forge a “force of the future,” which …More

New Retirement Plan Would Provide Incentives (Published: )
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