Pay & Benefits

Trump’s White House Cited a Nonexistent Reason for Freezing Federal Hiring

The "dramatic expansion" in US government employment targeted by Trump never actually happened.

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Trump Signs Order to Freeze Federal Hiring

President does not elaborate on policy, other than to say military would be exempt.

Read more January 23, 2017 Leave a comment

OPM’s Guidance on Firing Bad Employees Will Remind You That It’s Complicated

Agencies need to make better use of the probationary period, when workers have less recourse to dispute disciplinary actions.

Read more January 13, 2017 Leave a comment
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