Changes to the National Security Personnel System are required under a law passed last year.
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Republican presidential hopeful argues that Democrat Jim Webb's amendment to increase education benefits would undermine the military's retention efforts.
A primer on the tax implications of withdrawals from your Thrift Savings Plan account.
Bipartisan legislation would offer tuition and living expenses, and allow noncompetitive hiring of scholarship recipients.
Federal employees could see a bigger salary boost if Congress ensures pay parity between military service members and civilian employees during the next few years.
Iowa Republican cited two cases of veteran FBI agents who were transferred to lesser jobs and became targets of internal probes.
Department has strong Hispanic representation, but racial clashes among workers continue.
Union and lawmakers express concerns that new hiring authorities could be subject to abuse.
OPM reports that use of alternative approaches has gone up by almost 50 percent since 2004.
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House Armed Services report also targets Future Combat Systems delays and IT staff shortage.