• Head of Security at TSA Replaced

    Head of Security at TSA Replaced

    The head of security for the Transportation Security Administration, Kelly Hoggan, was removed from office after a House Committee on Oversight hearing on the agency’s management uncovered suspicious practices.

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Let Young Feds Solve the Government Demographic Crisis

Let Young Feds Solve the Government Demographic Crisis

GovExec recently reported that the IRS sees a looming demographics crisis caused by low recruitment of younger workers coupled with an ever-growing share of its workforce eligible for retirement: 40% by 2018.  As Commissioner Koskinen put it, “…if we don’t have enough young workers in the pipeline, the IRS will have great difficulty developing the next group of leaders it needs 5 or 10 years down the road.”

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MSPB Newsletter Highlights Adjudication Number for Fiscal Year 2015

MSPB Newsletter Highlights Adjudication Number for Fiscal Year 2015

On May 23, 2016, the Merit Systems Protection Board issued its Spring newsletter, which included its adjudication statistics for Fiscal Year 15.

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This Week on FEDtalk: Prepping for the Presidential Transition

This Week on FEDtalk: Prepping for the Presidential Transition

With election day only six months out, federal employees, agency heads, and many organizations in Washington are preparing for the upcoming presidential transition. Here to discuss this hot topic is a roundtable of representatives from organizations around the federal community who are looking at the transition from both the political and workforce viewpoint. 

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MSPB: Board Review Must Be Solely on Grounds Invoked by Agency

MSPB: Board Review Must Be Solely on Grounds Invoked by Agency

The Merit Systems Protection Board remanded a case to the administrative judge because the charges were not reviewed solely on the bases invoked by the agency.

 

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Free Webinar: What to Do With an Inheritance?

Free Webinar: What to Do With an Inheritance?

An inheritance should be all good news, but for too many people it becomes a frustrating expensive experience. Whether you expect an inheritance, plan to leave one or just know you might be called in make decisions for someone else’s estate, this webinar has valuable information for you. 

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Interview Coaching: Is it Really Worth the Money?

Interview Coaching: Is it Really Worth the Money?

As we’ve discussed before, a stellar resume can cost a chunk of change and exactly why you need to consider it an investment in your future.

 

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MSPB: Veterans Preference No Exemption from Preappointment Process

MSPB: Veterans Preference No Exemption from Preappointment Process

Despite a negative passover decision from OPM, the Merit Systems Protection Board found that the Agency’s subsequent withdrawal of a job offer from a veteran with a 10-point preference was not improper.

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“I want to be allowed to fail”

“I want to be allowed to fail”

As a young federal worker, “risk taker” isn’t always a positive trait. Risk means something could fail. If you’re in federal communications like me and have to read the papers each day, failure is what makes the front page. Generally, failure is not an option in government; and because it isn’t an option, neither is workforce innovation ideation and creativity.

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Claims Court Dismisses Secret Service Scheduling Complaint

Claims Court Dismisses Secret Service Scheduling Complaint

On March 17, 2016, the United States Court of Federal Claims dismissed, in part, a complaint brought by current and former Physical Security Specialists employed by the United States Secret Service, who claimed that the agency engaged in unlawful scheduling and recordkeeping practices in order to deny overtime pay.

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FMA’s Manager of the Year Leads by Example

FMA’s Manager of the Year Leads by Example

Last month, the Federal Managers Association (FMA) honored Sue Thatch as its Manager of the Year for 2015, in recognition of her efforts to promote excellence in public service. Sue has been lauded for originating the idea that became the Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act, expected to help more than 45,000 disabled veterans over the next five years.

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Weekly Leadership Reflection

“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

This Week on FEDtalk

This Week on FEDtalk: Prepping for the Presidential Transition

With election day only six months out, federal employees, agency heads, and many organizations in Washington are preparing for the upcoming presidential transition. Here to discuss this hot topic is a roundtable of representatives from organizations around the federal community who are looking at the transition from both the political and workforce viewpoint. 

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Manager Matters

Civil Servants in a Political Age

Debate season is in full swing as the races for the Republican and Democratic nominees for the 2016 presidential election begin to kick into high gear.

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