• OPM Instructs Agencies to Examine Telework Data

    OPM Instructs Agencies to Examine Telework Data

    recent memorandum from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) requested that agencies, along with their human resources staff and telework managing offices, examine their telework reports to assess the accuracy of the data.

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Answered: Your Professional Liability Insurance Questions

Answered: Your Professional Liability Insurance Questions

As a result of recent news articles including Newsweek’s U.S. Probes Chinese Ownership of CIA-Linked Insurance Company article, FEDS has received numerous inquiries over the last month regarding ownership, coverage and the process of changing providers.

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OSC File Amicus Brief Against Elevated Burden of Proof in VA Whistleblower Case

OSC File Amicus Brief Against Elevated Burden of Proof in VA Whistleblower Case

Attesting that it has a substantial interest in a legal issue presented by Salazar v. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Office of Special Counsel filed a “friend of the court,” or amicus curiae, brief on August 3, 2016, with the Merit Systems Protection Board arguing that an employee who makes a disclosure in his normal course of duties should not be subject to an elevated standard when attempting to prove a prima facie case of whistleblower retaliation.

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This Week on FEDtalk: Professional Development for Senior Leaders

This Week on FEDtalk: Professional Development for Senior Leaders

With the EEOC Executive Leadership Training only a few months away, keynote speaker and internationally-recognized workplace expert, Jones Loflin, guests on FEDtalk to discuss professional development at the senior level.

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This Week on FEDtalk: Checking in on Congress

This Week on FEDtalk: Checking in on Congress

This week on FEDtalk, Jason Briefel and Nikki Cannon are hosting a reporter’s roundtable to talk about Congress’ accomplishments during their most recent session, what still needs to be addressed, and predictions for their next session.

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Reduced IRS Budgets = Reduced Revenue and Service

Reduced IRS Budgets = Reduced Revenue and Service

Everyone agrees there’s a problem at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the question is: who is responsible? IRS Commissioner John Koskinen has described an “abysmal level of service,” and the numbers bear out the Commissioner’s concern.

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MSPB Clarifies Law on Preappointment Reason for Termination

MSPB Clarifies Law on Preappointment Reason for Termination

The Merit Systems Protection Board reversed the termination of a Department of Veterans Affairs employee who was terminated after the Agency discovered that a current probation agreement bound the employee to inform prospective employers of his status and prohibited the use of computers with online services and the use of data encryption.

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Testimony Supporting Another Employee in AIB Interview is Not Protected

Testimony Supporting Another Employee in AIB Interview is Not Protected

On June 17, 2016, the Merit Systems Protection Board held that an appellant’s testimony during an Administrative Investigation Board (“AIB”) investigation is not protected activity under 5 U.S.C. § 2302(b)(9)(B), which protects agency employees that testify or lawfully assist individuals in the exercise of appeal, complaint, or grievance rights.

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Leaning into the Senior Executive Service

Leaning into the Senior Executive Service

CareerPro Global’s SES team has assisted more than 4,000 SES applicants, most of which are GS-15s, corporate executives, or senior military officers. We also sometimes see GS-14s step up and apply for SES positions—especially those with a former corporate or military careers. In addition, we are seeing more agencies push their GS-14s to begin learning about, considering, and preparing for the SES early.

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This Week on FEDtalk: Bringing in the Next Generation of Feds

This Week on FEDtalk: Bringing in the Next Generation of Feds

Millennials are the largest, most diverse generation the country has ever seen, yet less than seven percent of all federal employees are Millennials (born after 1980). A slow hiring process and a series of poorly executed internship programs may contribute to the lack of interest from Millennials.

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MSPB Clarifies Lack of Candor Charges

MSPB Clarifies Lack of Candor Charges

A Veterans Affairs police officer was charged with lack of candor, among other charges and specifications, and although the Board sustained the employee’s removal, it reversed the charge of Lack of Candor, clarifying the law in the process.

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“When Barack and I first got here, one of the goals that we had was to open up the White House to as many people from as many backgrounds as possible.”


– Michelle Obama addressing the crowd at the 2016 White House Easter Egg Roll

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This Week on FEDtalk: Professional Development for Senior Leaders

With the EEOC Executive Leadership Training only a few months away, keynote speaker and internationally-recognized workplace expert, Jones Loflin, guests on FEDtalk to discuss professional development at the senior level.

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Answered: Your Professional Liability Insurance Questions

As a result of recent news articles including Newsweek’s U.S. Probes Chinese Ownership of CIA-Linked Insurance Company article, FEDS has received numerous inquiries over the last month regarding ownership, coverage and the process of changing providers.

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