Raise Set as Congress Wraps Up

Congress has adjourned for the year with one of its final actions having been to approve a budget measure that by remaining silent on a federal raise allows …More

Three Benefits Bills Completed

Just before adjourning the Senate approved a House-passed bill (HR-5771) that would increase the maximum subsidy many agencies pay for employees to use public transit in their commuting …More

Security Clearance Bill Passes Senate (Published: )
OPM Dropping FEHB ‘Underserved’ Designation (Published: )
OPM Cites Progress on Retirement Backlog (Published: )
Budget Allows for 1 Percent Raise (Published: )
Other Major Bills Pending Final Votes (Published: )
Several Other Bills Down to Last Chance (Published: )
December 26 Day Off Granted (Published: )
Time Off Order Raises Leave, Scheduling Issues (Published: )
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Federal Manager's Daily Report

Agencies Must Report on Use of Flexibilities

OPM has ordered agencies to report on their use of workplace flexibilities and work-life programs, part of a requirement under a June presidential memo that encouraged agencies to …More

IG Raps EPA’s Management of Inventory (Published: )
New GSA Office Supply Solution Launches (Published: )
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FEDweek IT

USPS Operations Functioning Normally Following Data Breach

“Nearly all” Postal Service operations are functioning normally following the recent discovery of a cyber intrusion into some USPS information systems, the USPS vice president for secure digital …More

Breach Announcement Delayed to Help Remediation (Published: )
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Federal Retirement & Financial Planning Report

Many IRA Accounts Found to Be Unbalanced

About three in five IRA accounts are in what financial professionals call an “extreme” position by being overly weighted toward one type of investment, according to an Employee …More

Keeping Your Survivors in FEHB (Published: )
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Armed Forces News

‘Watson’ To Help VA

The Department of Veterans Affairs plans to use IBM’s Watson supercomputer to pore through medical records and assist caregivers with diagnostics. Watson will not make clinical decisions during …More

CBO: Shipbuilding Costs Will Outpace Funding (Published: )
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