• GSA Increases Per Diem Travel Rates for 2018

    GSA Increases Per Diem Travel Rates for 2018

    Traveling for work soon? Thanks to rising travel costs, the General Services Administration added $2 to the per diem rate for lodging in 2018.

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Sixth Circuit Rules that Feds Can't Collect Twice

Sixth Circuit Rules that Feds Can't Collect Twice

On July 10, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled that because liability under the workers’ compensation scheme for federal employees, the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (“FECA”) is “exclusive” of “all other liability of the United States” to the employee under tort liability statutes, the plaintiff could not recover under the Federal Tort Claims Act (“FTCA”) even when his “work-related injury [had] been allegedly negligently treated by an entirely non-work-related federal hospital.

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Federal Circuit: Employees Under Investigation Can Still Be Comparator Employees

Federal Circuit: Employees Under Investigation Can Still Be Comparator Employees

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit overturned an arbitrator’s decision sustaining the employee’s removal for violating the agency’s time and attendance policies after finding that the arbitrator erred by imposing a “categorical rule of exclusion” against using employees who are similarly situated and under investigation as comparators when arguing that a penalty is not reasonable.

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FMA Applauds Bill Providing Fairness to Feds in Combat Zones

FMA Applauds Bill Providing Fairness to Feds in Combat Zones

When America’s brave warriors step into a combat zone, such as Afghanistan or Iraq, their taxes are forgiven on their military pay.

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Fight Terrorism with the Space Program?

Fight Terrorism with the Space Program?

Public service is about serving others and a cause bigger than yourself. That sense of something bigger has drawn us toward incredible achievements in our history, like exploring space.

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Despite Lack of Quorum, Board Grants Stay at OSC Request

Despite Lack of Quorum, Board Grants Stay at OSC Request

On July 13, 2017, the Merit Systems Protection Board, currently without a quorum and consisting of only one member (Vice Chairman Mark Robbins) extended a stay of a Department of Veterans Affairs physician’s removal after the request was made by the Office of Special Counsel.

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A National Dialogue with Arlington National Cemetery

A National Dialogue with Arlington National Cemetery

In about twenty-five years, Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) will run out of space as an active cemetery to honor our Nation's veterans.

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Leadership

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

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A National Dialogue with Arlington National Cemetery

In about twenty-five years, Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) will run out of space as an active cemetery to honor our Nation's veterans.

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Manager Matters

One Month into the New Administration

Policy changes and refocused initiatives are developing just one month into President Trump’s administration.

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