• Senate Torture Report Aided Historic Victory in CIA Victims Lawsuit

    Senate Torture Report Aided Historic Victory in CIA Victims Lawsuit

    Last week, the House Ways and Means Committee passed four bills regarding the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and this week, before hitting the floor, the Obama administration has come out in opposition to all four.

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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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This Week on FEDtalk: Recognizing Public Servants During PSRW 2016

This Week on FEDtalk: Recognizing Public Servants During PSRW 2016

Tune in this week to preview Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) events with members of the Public Employees Roundtable.

 

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OSC Files Amicus Briefs in Cases Regarding Heightened Evidentiary Burden

OSC Files Amicus Briefs in Cases Regarding Heightened Evidentiary Burden

On April 7, 2016, and April 12, 2016, the United States Office of Special Counsel filed an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief in two separate cases: Acha v. Department of Agriculture, and Benton-Flores v. Department of Defense, respectively. The Acha case is currently pending before the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, while the Benton-Flores case is on remand to an MSPB administrative judge.

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Civil Servants in a Political Age

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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Board Grants Jurisdiction but Dismisses Appeal of 2009 Removal

Board Grants Jurisdiction but Dismisses Appeal of 2009 Removal

A former federal employee’s confusion over what he was contesting in a disability retirement appeal did not entitle him to a finding of good cause for the lengthy delay in filing an appeal of his removal.

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Free Webinar: The Top 7 Financial Risks

Free Webinar: The Top 7 Financial Risks

WAEPA brings you a webinar to teach you the seven top financial risks as identified by CFPs with decades of experience. You will learn the biggest mistakes people make with their financial lives and strategies for avoiding or fixing missteps. It’s never too late to get it right! 

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This Week on FEDtalk: Celebrating the National Park Service Centennial

This Week on FEDtalk: Celebrating the National Park Service Centennial

Help the National Park Service celebrate its 100th birthday in 2016! Although it’s birthday is officially August 25, centennial events run all year long.

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FMA Elects New National President

FMA Elects New National President

Renee Johnson will lead the Federal Managers Association (FMA) as their newly elected national president.

 

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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: Recognizing Public Servants During PSRW 2016

Tune in this week to preview Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) events with members of the Public Employees Roundtable.

 

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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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