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OPM proposes new limits on back pay for federal employees, unions

New proposed regulations from OPM reinterpret the agency’s own 40-year-old reading of the Back Pay Act, and would limit the kinds of cases where federal…

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Senate’s 2020 budget resolution passes without contractor back pay for future shutdowns

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Support builds for law to increase fed job access for ex-criminals

Bipartisan support is growing for a proposed bill to remove barriers to federal employment for people with a criminal record.

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FILE- In this Aug. 22, 2018, file photo a chart on a screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the rise of the S&P 500 index since 2009. The bull market for U.S. stocks is now 10 years old and the longest since World War II. That lifespan speaks to financial markets' resiliency in the face of a variety of shocks. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Shutdown dings TSP contributions

Of the eligible Federal Employees Retirement System participants who have Thrift Savings Plan accounts, January participation rates rose by less than 1…

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FILE- This Aug. 14, 2007, file photo shows a sign of a house under foreclosure in Antioch, Calif. As home values plummeted after the housing bubble burst in 2007, many borrowers with exotic types of loans were stuck, unable to refinance as lenders began to tighten their lending criteria. That set the stage for cascading mortgage defaults. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

Next shutdown, no problem: Get a pay day loan

Many current government officials were baffled by the strange, sometimes rowdy and downright undignified behavior of testy civil servants during the recent government shutdown.

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