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White House discusses new agency with federal union leaders

White House officials met with the leaders of the two largest federal unions on Friday to talk about how the proposed creation of the Department of Homeland Security would affect federal workers.

The loneliest number

How many federal workers got student loan help from Uncle Sam last year?

Personnel reform, but no layoffs, envisioned for new department

No federal employees would be laid off if a 170,000-person Department of Homeland Security is created by consolidating dozens of existing federal offices, the Bush administration said.

Navy investigates misuse of comp time, leave rules

Two top executives at a Navy facility in Rhode Island have been suspended amid an investigation into employee misuse of compensatory time and leave rules at a 50,000-worker Navy command.

Retention tension

The Bush administration has squashed a plan to let federal agencies use retention allowances to stop other agencies from hiring away their employees.

TSP board proposes new rule on death benefit

After you die, your spouse would be able to roll over your Thrift Savings Plan nest egg into a 401k account or into his or her own TSP account, under a proposed rule issued last week.

Public service grows in appeal among young people

Young Americans are more interested in entering government service now than they were five years ago, according to a survey released Tuesday by the Council for Excellence in Government.

Pay raise sought to stem law enforcement exodus

Park Police and uniformed Secret Service agents would get a pay boost under a House bill introduced this week.