House Backs Pay Freeze, Setting Up Fight With Senate

A Senate panel has approved a pay hike for federal civilians in 2019.

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Credit Ratings Agency Offers Dim Outlook for Rural America arrowPopulation declines, an aging workforce and sluggish job growth pose challenges.

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White House Appoints Federal Chief Information Security Officer arrowGrant Schneider will be the second person to fill the position.

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Agriculture States Assess the ‘Collateral Damage’ of Trump’s Trade War arrowFarmers are seeing cancelled contracts at a time of already low ...

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Author Lauren Groff Had a Perfect Reply To a Question About Balancing Work And Children arrowA compassionate, feminist response for working women.

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More Things To Consider When Making Your Annuity Election arrowUnderstanding the value and cost of your choices can have a lasting impact for ...

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Trump Names Third Dow Executive To The Help Run USDA arrowIf confirmed by the Senate, Scott Hutchins will take on a job that can affect the ...

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Federal Employee Appeals Board Nominees Pledge Equity, Quick Action on Backlog arrowTheir confirmation would give MSPB its first quorum of the ...

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‘Is That Legal?’ arrowDon't let lack of precedent stand in the way of breaking down barriers to spur innovation.

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Software Companies Push Senate to Weaken Lowest Price Contracting Rule arrowMaking agencies prioritize the lowest price is leading to poor ...

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Government’s Cyber Monitoring Program Would Become Law Under House Bill arrowThe bill also aims to prevent agencies from getting stuck with ...

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Being Indispensable Will Make You Miserable — Here’s a Better Goal arrowGo ahead and take that vacation.

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Survey: One in Three Feds Say They or a Colleague Have Received Threats in 2018 image description Thirty-seven percent of respondents think threats or harassment is more likely now than six months ago. Read more

Managing Your Career in the Trump Era image description Do you feel like you are making a difference or are you just trying to survive? Read more

White House Proposes a Massive Reorganization of Federal Agencies image description The plan, which aims to cut “bloated” bureaucracy, would likely face stiff resistance in Congress. Read more

Science in the Age of Trump image description Key federal vacancies and policies dismissing climate change worry many in the field. Read more


Flash Poll: Vigilance in the Age of Mobility image description Agency leaders, IT managers, and federal workers across functions are familiar with IT security challenges. The federal government handles highly sensitive data, and its use of devices must reflect this reality.

Disrupting Government image description Federal agencies are faced with a suite of technologies that are nebulous yet promising. Big data, artificial intelligence, blockchain and others—whether developed by established companies or small startups— have the same disruptive potential of their technological counterparts of old. But will they find a home within the federal government? Can they make the government more efficient or save costs?

Safeguarding Your Future: Comprehensive Retirement Planning in the DoD image description Retirement planning may seem like a daunting task, but there are a host of resources federal employees and active duty military personnel can use to stay informed.

The Importance of Having a Long Term Care Plan image description In order to live your ideal life, planning is essential, and long term care insurance could be a part of an effective plan.

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