What’s a VERA without a VSIP?

Many of you have been holding out hope Congress will up the maximum voluntary incentive payment from $25,000 to $40,000. But with many agencies offering…

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BLM issues reassignment notices to 159 employees as part of western relocation

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BLM to offer buyouts for workers who don’t want to relocate

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USDA relocation

USDA asking employees who had previously declined relocation to work longer in Washington

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$40K buyouts, and 3 other reasons civilian feds should pay attention to this year’s NDAA

Congress once again is considering higher Voluntary Separation Incentive Payments (VSIPs) for civilian federal employees.

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Why buyouts are bombing

Downsizing teams assigned to drain the swamp in different agencies can’t understand why so many employees turn up their noses when offered a $25,000 buyout.

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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2013, file photo, just cut stacks of $100 bills make their way down the line at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing Western Currency Facility in Fort Worth, Texas. Big U.S. companies have been piling up cash for years, but have spent little of it on buying equipment and raising wages and other things to grow the economy. Republicans say they know how to fix this: Give companies even more money by cutting their taxes. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

The very, very small $40,000 buyout club

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says Defense has been offering $40,000 buyouts since last year, but finding anybody who actually got the bigger bucks is tough.

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