FEDweek http://www.fedweek.com News & Insight for Federal Employees & Retirees Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:46:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4 Vets’ Groups Rally To Support Beleaguered VA Secretary http://www.fedweek.com/armed-forces-news/vets-groups-rally-support-beleaguered-va-secretary/ Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:46:53 +0000 http://www.fedweek.com/?p=83450 Despite a scathing inspector general’s report that documents Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin’s misuse of time, money and ...More

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Bill Would Allow Photos at Monuments http://www.fedweek.com/armed-forces-news/bill-allow-photos-monuments/ Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:45:59 +0000 http://www.fedweek.com/?p=83449 Concerned that the National Park Service may have acted overzealously, lawmakers want to make sure that veterans can take photographs ...More

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Mattis: Deploy or Separate http://www.fedweek.com/armed-forces-news/mattis-deploy-separate/ Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:45:24 +0000 http://www.fedweek.com/?p=83448 Defense Secretary James N. Mattis has laid down the law. Troops who cannot deploy with their units should not be ...More

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Sailors: Time To Update Insurance Info http://www.fedweek.com/armed-forces-news/sailors-time-update-insurance-info/ Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:44:45 +0000 http://www.fedweek.com/?p=83447 Most sailors have until April 30 to update their government life insurance information, via SOES (the Servicemembers Group Life Insurance ...More

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AF Streamlines Voting Assistance http://www.fedweek.com/armed-forces-news/af-streamlines-voting-assistance/ Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:44:14 +0000 http://www.fedweek.com/?p=83446 The Air Force no longer requires members to serve as voting assistance officers, under the newly streamlined Air Force Voting ...More

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Autonomous Anti-Submarine Prototype Shows Promise http://www.fedweek.com/armed-forces-news/autonomous-anti-submarine-prototype-shows-promise/ Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:43:43 +0000 http://www.fedweek.com/?p=83436 The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has completed successful trials of the Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV), ...More

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Still Room to Improve SES Onboarding, Says OPM http://www.fedweek.com/federal-managers-daily-report/still-room-improve-ses-onboarding-says-opm/ Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:24:35 +0000 http://www.fedweek.com/?p=83435 Agencies have ramped up onboarding programs for newly appointed SES members to enable them to succeed from the outset but ...More

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Access Controls at DHS Called Lacking http://www.fedweek.com/federal-managers-daily-report/access-controls-dhs-called-lacking/ Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:24:03 +0000 http://www.fedweek.com/?p=83434 DHS is in only partial compliance Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD) 12, which requires the use of a standard, secure, ...More

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Downsizing as a Way to Use Home as Asset in Retirement http://www.fedweek.com/retirement-financial-planning/downsizing-way-use-home-asset-retirement/ Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:07:18 +0000 http://www.fedweek.com/?p=83400 While taking out a reverse mortgage is a commonly cited way to use a home as a retirement asset, downsizing ...More

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Cashing Out Annual Leave at Retirement http://www.fedweek.com/retirement-financial-planning/cashing-annual-leave-retirement/ Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:06:56 +0000 http://www.fedweek.com/?p=83399 The amount of annual leave you can be paid for when you retire depends on whether you are a postal ...More

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