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David McGlinchey

Defense

Retired officials warn BRAC could cause civilian brain drain

Retired military officials say some workers will quit rather than move to new locations as a result of realignments.

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TSP Tech Turnover

The top technology official at the Thrift Savings Plan is leaving after a nine-year run.

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FAA workers weigh legal action in pay cap dispute

Workers unhappy with caps on compensation ponder lawsuit to accompany their EEOC age discrimination complaint.

News

Health advocates urge federal officials to prepare for flu pandemic

The House Government Reform Committee will hold a hearing Thursday on the possibility of a deadly flu strain hitting the United States.

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New OPM chief confirmed by Senate

Linda Springer takes over personnel agency during contentious time for the federal workforce.

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Flexible spending deadline extended for federal workers

OPM will allow employees to keep money in their FSAs for an extra two and a half months.

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Power Struggle

Thrift board member proposes limiting TSP chief’s power.

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DHS management directives spark union outrage

Directives outline discipline, official responsibility and labor relations in the new Homeland Security personnel system.

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Government Reform chairman says base-closing plan could cause brain drain

Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va., concerned that Defense workers would leave public service rather than their communities.

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Thrift board sends more call center work to contractors

A contract announced Monday will reportedly save TSP $40 million over five years.

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House reform committee passes civil service bills

Pre-tax health insurance premium legislation headed to the House Ways and Means Committee, where it stalled last year.

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New Recruits

A group of disgruntled FAA employees tries to woo more workers to their cause.

Defense

Unions continue fight against Pentagon personnel system

Coalition presents recommendations to Acting Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England.

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Congressmen schedule base closing meeting in Virginia

Reps. Tom Davis, R-Va., and Jim Moran, D-Va., will host the June 20 town hall meeting in state where recommendation is to move thousands of workers.

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Subpoena spurs Pentagon to release base-closing documents

Sen. Joseph Lieberman says Defense has been “at least partially responsive” to questions about BRAC.

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Case for personnel reform varies by agency

A senior Bush administration official says civil service reform outside of the Defense and Homeland Security departments is needed to improve recruitment and retention.

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Bush administration expanding personnel reform quickly

Senior personnel officials say that there is no benefit in waiting for results from changes at the Defense and Homeland Security departments.

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Courtesy Pay

Under draft OPM legislation, future pay increases would be tied not just to written performance standards, but unwritten guidelines such as common courtesy.

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Union opposes draft civil service changes

NTEU says governmentwide civil service changes are premature and misguided.

Defense

Senators subpoena base closing documents

Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., argue that the information is needed for local hearings.