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OPM tells workforce the merger with GSA is off, but new concerns arise

In an email to the workforce, acting Office of Personnel Management Director Michael Rigas told staff the administration would no longer devote “time and…

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Union, lawmakers attempt to block Schedule F executive order through new lawsuit, legislation

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Salary Council appointee resigns, calls Schedule F executive order a ‘red line’

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New executive order could strip civil service protections from ‘wide swaths’ of federal workforce

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OPM finalizes new policies intended to more quickly discipline poor performers

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As locality pay list grows longer, feds may see ‘relatively lower pay increases,’ OPM says

The Trump administration will add Des Moines, Iowa, to its list of locality pay areas, bringing the total to 54. Adding a locality pay area will directly…

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Federal employees will pay nearly 5% more toward health premiums in 2021

Participants in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) can expect to pay, on average, 4.9% more for their health insurance in 2021. Participants…

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Mike Causey

The trouble with retirement planning during a pandemic — and election year

Choosing when to retire is never an easy decision, and the pandemic (during an election year) isn’t helping feds either.

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