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Whistleblower protection bill gives feds facing retaliation avenue for relief outside MSPB

The Whistleblower Protection Improvement Act would grant whistleblowers access to a federal district court jury trial if the Merit Systems Protection Board…

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Do federal employees get pay increases regardless of their job performance?

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Step increases are ‘nearly automatic’ for most federal employees, MSPB says

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Schedule F is gone, but the debate continues in Congress

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(AP Photo/Mike Groll)FILE - This April 22, 2014, file photo shows an employment application form on a table during a job fair in Hudson, N.Y. If you’re miserable at work, set a deadline for resigning, and take that time to double down on your job search, supercharge your savings and replace the benefits you’ll give up when you quit. Build financial reserves now, and you’ll be better prepared to leave this chapter behind. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

Agencies relying more often on direct hire authorities to compete for talent, MSPB says

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This June 22, 2018, photo shows a Skydio R1 drone in Redwood City, Calif. Skateboarders, surfers and YouTube stars used to be the target customers for California drone startup Skydio, which builds sophisticated self-flying machines that can follow people around and capture their best moves on video. Now it's police officers and soldiers getting equipped with the pricey drones. U.S. political and security concerns about the world's dominant consumer drone-maker, China-based DJI, have opened the door for Skydio and other companies to pitch their drones for government and business customers. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Government looking to rein in agencies’ drone purchasing

In today’s Federal Newscast, GSA is removing all drones from Multiple Award Schedule Contracts that do not have the approval of the Defense Department.

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Historic absences at MSPB hit 4-year mark, creating potentially costly backlog

The Merit Systems Protection Board marked four straight years this month without a quorum. While some are hopeful the incoming administration will quickly…

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Congressional regulators voice concerns about Postal Service delivery standards

In today’s Federal Newscast, more than 130 House members tell the Postal Service they’re concerned with mail delivery standards ahead of the November election.

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