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Washington-Area Agencies Open Under Three-Hour Delay

February 16, 2016 Federal agencies in the Washington, D.C. area will open three hours late on Tuesday, the Office of Personnel Management announced early Tuesday morning. Employees also will be eligible to take unscheduled leave or telework, as is now the standard practice under such situations. Several inches of snow fell in the...

The Same Old Benefits Proposals, a Disappointing Pay Raise and More Info on Military Childcare

February 10, 2016 Federal employees looking for bold, new pay and benefits proposals in President Obama’s fiscal 2017 budget likely came away disappointed. The document unveiled Tuesday sang the praises of the federal workforce, but stuck mainly with benefits requests from past budgets, such as six weeks of paid parental leave. Even the...

Agencies in Washington Open With Unscheduled Leave, Telework

February 9, 2016 Federal agencies in the Washington area are open Tuesday, the Office of Personnel Management announced, but employees have the option of taking unscheduled leave or telework. The announcement came early Tuesday morning, as a winter storm with a mix of rain and snow moved through the region. Emergency employees are...

A COLA Hike for Some, Transgender Coverage for Others

February 3, 2016 There’s some good news for service members serving in Germany and Turkey. They’ll see a cost of living increase by as much as 100 percent in some cases, starting with their Feb. 15 paycheck, according to Military.com. “Army officials said COLA is going up in Germany because goods and services...

On the Issues: How the Presidential Candidates Would Tackle VA Reform

February 1, 2016 Federal management isn’t necessarily the hottest topic on the campaign trail, but just about all of the 2016 presidential contenders have ideas about how they would reform the Veterans Affairs Department and improve health care for veterans in the wake of the patient waitlist manipulation scandal. Those ideas range from...

Washington Agencies to Open Friday on Regular Schedule

January 28, 2016 Federal agencies in the Washington area will be open on Friday under a regular schedule, but employees have the option of taking unscheduled leave or telework, the Office of Personnel Management announced Thursday evening. One week after the onset of a historic snowstorm, its effects continued to be felt in...

Federal Offices in Washington to Again Open Under Three-Hour Delay Thursday

January 27, 2016 Federal offices in the Washington area will again open Thursday under a three-hour delay, the Office of Personnel Management announced Wednesday evening. The announcement means that employees can arrive up to three hours after their scheduled starting time without being charged annual leave. Employees also have the option of taking...

A Second Chance to Change Health Plans, TSP News and More

January 27, 2016 Not happy with the health plan you chose during open season? You will have a second chance starting next week to modify your benefits. The Office of Personnel Management is hosting a “limited enrollment period” from Feb. 1 to Feb. 29 for Federal Employees Health Benefits Program participants who decide...

Tell Us How the Blizzard Affects You and Your Agency

January 22, 2016 Washington politicians and officials are strangely united on one point: The monster storm bearing down on the nation's capitol could cripple the region for days and have deadly consequences for any who fail to take it seriously.The region's abysmal response to a minor dusting of snow earlier in the week...

Grand Jury Indicts Man in Connection With Immigration Fraud Scheme Uncovered by ICE

January 21, 2016 A federal grand jury has indicted a Rhode Island man in connection with an immigration fraud scheme uncovered by federal investigators. Officials with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement bureau and Citizenship and Immigration Services found that Nimon Naphaeng, 34, a native of Thailand living in Rhode Island, applied for asylum...