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Satisfaction among TSP participants declines in 2023 survey

Currently, 82% of TSP participants are satisfied with the plan, compared with an 87% satisfaction rate in 2022.

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OMB sees data-driven decision-making as key for better customer service in government

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Congress, Biden administration look for ways to boost federal recruitment, retention of military spouses

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Open Season Exchange 2023: Kevin Moss of Consumers’ Checkbook on what you need to know about FEHB plans in 2024

Don’t just roll over your plan, says Kevin Moss, who researches FEHB plans for Consumers’ Checkbook. “It’s quite possible that you’re overpaying versus some less expensive options that could provide just as good or … even better coverage for a lower price.”

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VHA surpassed its hiring goals. Now it’s training HR experts to keep workforce growing

To bring in the next generation of its HR workforce, VHA is taking new graduates through a year of specialized training, to become HR professionals in areas where there’s a shortage of them.

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Now on demand: Federal News Network’s 2024 Open Season Exchange

Did you miss Federal News Network’s 2024 Open Season Exchange? Not to worry! Get tips about what to consider when making your FEHB selections by watching or reading about the day’s sessions on demand now.

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Federal News Network's New Hire Guide

New to civil service? We created this guide to provide insights and pointers to first-time feds. Be inspired by careerists and also get pointers to make the transition to your new job as smooth as possible. (Pssst: It includes health and life insurance cheat sheets too!)

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Why was a Space Force guardian aboard a Coast Guard Arctic cutter?

Talk about joint service. A member of the Space Force has become the first guardian to receive a service medal from the Coast Guard. The guardian spent three weeks aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Healy in the Arctic.

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Average security-clearance-processing speed, hits a speed bump

The federal government’s made huge progress in reducing security clearance processing times over the last several years. But there are some early signs of backsliding. As Federal News Network reported last week, the latest data shows top secret investigations took an average of 115 days in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2023 – up from 84 days during the same period last year.

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Agencies would have an easier time approving pay bonuses under OPM proposal

A new proposed rule from OPM aims to offload a bit of transactional work and let the agency focus more on governmentwide human capital policy.

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Tackling cyber on all fronts: People, policy, technology

It’s never just one strategy, tactic or technology when it comes to cybersecurity. It’s a constant evolution that must simultaneously include investments in people, policy and tech. Get pointers from CISA, DARPA, IRS, ONCD and OPM in our new ebook.

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IRS cybersecurity chief says agency has made ‘tremendous progress’ on logging

The head of the IRS’ cybersecurity operations says the Treasury agency is making progress on logging, multifactor authentication, and other aspects of “zero trust” security to help protect taxpayer data.

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Leaders continue calls to end military holds

The Army and Air Force secretaries warn about how Sen. Tommy Tuberville’s (R-Ala.) holds on confirming officers are hurting the military and service members’ families.

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Huge end-of-the-year deadlines looming in Congress

Congress is back from its Thanksgiving recess this week — with not very much time to go before several different impending deadlines. We’ve talked a lot about the appropriations legislation that still needs to get done for 2024. But the deadlines for some key authorization bills are creeping up even faster. Loren Duggan is deputy news director at Bloomberg Government. He spoke with Federal News Network Deputy Editor Jared Serbu.

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Military life is a tough job for the whole family

We all know military life can present challenges for a family. Having to constantly move from one city to another, can lead to child care issues, as well as trouble for the military spouse to find a job in a new location. Way above the national average, military spouses register an unemployment rate of more than 20%. Since 2009, an organization called, “Blue Star Families” has tried to help military families navigate the challenges they will undoubtedly face.

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Satisfaction among TSP participants declines in 2023 survey

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Agencies would have an easier time approving pay bonuses under OPM proposal

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OMB sees data-driven decision-making as key for better customer service in government

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