FEDWeek

DoD Budget Bill Would Affect Personnel Policies There, Across Government

The annual defense authorization bill (HR-8070) up for voting in the House this week contains a range of provisions that …More

GAO Calls for Attention to Deferred Maintenance, Other Federal Building Issues

Addressing the backlog of deferred maintenance and repairs in federal buildings is among the most pressing among its recommendations to …More

Dispute over ‘Official Time’ Stirred Up Again

The long-running dispute over use of “official time” has been restirred with a request by the House Oversight and Accountability …More

Commerce Needs Stronger Controls over Telework, Locality Pay, Audit Says

The Commerce Department should strengthen its monitoring of whether teleworkers are reporting to their official duty stations as often as …More

Court Takes Broad Reading of Whistleblower Protections

Federal employee protections against reprisal for whistleblowing can extend to situations in which an agency stopped considering employees for promotions …More

Ethics Guidance Issued on Work with State or Local Governments

The Office of Government Ethics has issued guidance clarifying the obligations of federal employees to recuse themselves from decisions involving …More

OPM Says It’s Looking into Raising Uniform Allowance

Key Bill Silent on Raise, as Contentious Budget Process Gears Up

Funding Bill Targets Numerous Federal Workplace Policies

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Federal Retirement & Financial Planning Report

Life Insurance: It’s boring, but your family could depend on it. So, how much do you need?

Life insurance is one of the least exciting topics we can cover… But it’s an essential component of financial planning. …More

Federal, Private Sector Benefits Don’t Compare Well Directly, Says Report
Eligibility for Discontinued Service Retirement
Giving Elderly Relatives a Hand with Their Finances
Five Saving Tips for Active and Retired Feds.
Age Discrimination Law Includes Protections against Harassment, EEOC Stresses
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Federal Manager's Daily Report

GAO Calls for Tighter Monitoring of ‘Deficiencies’ in Agency EEO Programs

The EEOC should modernize and tighten its oversight of whether agencies are in compliance with EEO policy requirements, the GAO …More

GSA Touts Updated New Procurement Services to Agencies
Spending Bill Addresses Hiring, Other Issues for OPM
Webinar Upcoming on Carrying Out Management Agenda Priorities
GAO Lists Priority Recommendations Needing Action by Congress
Bipartisan Bill Offered on Federal Agency AI Purchases, Use
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TSP Investment Report

TSP Ending ‘Arbitrary’ 30-Day Wait Period Between Withdrawals

The Thrift Savings Plan is making it even easier for separated participants to withdraw funds.  Effective May 15, 2024, there …More

Think a Will Determines Who Gets Your TSP? Think Again
TSP L Funds a the Default, but Not Ideal for Everyone
How Much Would the Impending I Fund Change Have Already Cost You?

Armed Forces News

20 Percent Pay Hike for Junior Enlisteds Approved in House, but Long Road Ahead

Enlisted service members in pay grades E-1 through E-4 would get a 19.5-percent raise in basic pay, under the House’s …More

Advancement to E-5, E-6 Eased for Some Sailors
Army Scales Back Promotion-Related Course Load by 346 Hours
Space Force Now Accepting Air Force Reservists
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