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How Well Do You Know the Candidates’ Positions on Federal Employee Issues?

November 2, 2016 We’ve never seen a presidential contest quite like this one. Like us, you’re probably ready for it to be over already. But for federal employees, the outcome may feel especially personal -- one of these candidates will be the new boss in a few weeks. Lost in the hurly burly...

Former Bush Ethics Lawyer Accuses FBI Director of Violating Hatch Act

October 31, 2016 A former White House ethics official under President George W. Bush has filed a complaint alleging that FBI Director James Comey violated the Hatch Act when he informed Congress Friday that the bureau was investigating additional emails from Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton for possible classified information. In a New...

COLA Help, Open Enrollment Tips, Uber for Troops and More

October 26, 2016 A handful of Democratic lawmakers have renewed the push for the Seniors and Veterans Emergency (SAVE) Benefits Act, which would provide a one-time payment of $581 to Social Security recipients to help compensate for the zero cost of living adjustment in 2016 and the meager 0.3 percent COLA (about $5...

What’s Next in Government: 2017 & Beyond

October 26, 2016 In early October, Government Executive and Nextgov took an unprecedented look at what’s next for government in technology and management. We brought together top thinkers and innovators across the federal space for a week of conversations, panel discussions and networking events to explore some of the most pressing challenges and...

Time Off to Vote, a Meager Cost-of-Living Bump and Free Flu Shots

October 19, 2016 Lines are likely to be long at the polls on Nov. 8, so federal employees who want to have a say in choosing their next boss might want to start thinking now about the best time to vote. The Office of Personnel Management on Monday issued a memo reminding agency...

Cost of Living Adjustment, Hurricane Relief and More

October 12, 2016 Military personnel and their family members affected by Hurricane Matthew could face less red tape in seeking medical care. TRICARE is has waived referral requirements for beneficiaries enrolled in TRICARE Prime and TRICARE Prime Remote in the entire state of Florida and within 100 miles of the East Coast through...

Higher Medicare Premiums, New Fertility Benefits, Back Pay Calculator and More

October 5, 2016 Are you owed back pay from the government? The Office of Personnel Management has created a handy calculator to help agencies calculate the correct amount along with any interest owed. The tools is designed (with step-by-step instructions) to assist agency human resources and finance offices determine payment of back pay,...

Insurance Premiums Go Up, Up, Up; Shutdown Scare Ends; and More

September 28, 2016 This story has been updated to reflect House passage of the continuing resolution. Federal employees likely breathed a sigh of relief Wednesday afternoon, as Congress finally passed a short-term funding bill to avoid a government shutdown at the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30. Lawmakers broke a stalemate...

A Primer on Clinton and Trump’s Management Styles, Before the First Debate

September 26, 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump are preparing to face off Monday night at Hofstra University in New York, in the first of three much anticipated presidential debates. As many as 100 million people are expected to tune into the discussion, moderated by NBC’s Lester Holt,...

Shutdown Limbo, a Hearing on the Long-Term Care Premium Spike and More

September 21, 2016 Federal employees are still waiting to find out whether the government will remain open after Oct. 1, and it looks like they will wait a bit longer. The Senate has been working on a deal for a short-term continuing resolution to fund agencies once the fiscal year ends and avoid...