Shutdowns, relocations and mergers defined a whirlwind 2019 for the federal workforce

For much of the federal workforce in 2019, what employees thought they knew about their pay, benefits, workplace flexibilities and even the location of…

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Plans to relocate some 550 USDA employees fall vastly short of initial expectations

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Norton, Wexton seek justification for BLM relocation move

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USDA relocation

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

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Can the civil service be broken?

Former DHS chief human capital officer Jeff Neal says he didn’t used to, but that the recent USDA situation makes him think the civil service might in…

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Draining the swamp: Is there a plumber in the house?

Shouldn’t the feds responsible for programs impacting crops, cattle and minerals be closer to the taxpayers who produce, manage and depend on them?

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115th Mobile Public Affairs Deta/Sgt. Jennifer LenaPfc. Michael Roberts and Pvt. Nicholas Brown, cavalry scouts for Charlie Troop, 1st Squadron, 82nd Cavalry Regiment navigate rough eastern Washington terrain on foot while conducting dismounted zone reconnaissance training at the Yakima Training Center in Yakima, Wash., June 25, 2019. The training is part of a large-scale exercise known as eXportable Combat Training Capability (XCTC), which focuses on improving individual and team skillsets, decision making, equipment familiarization, and deployment readiness. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Jennifer Lena, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

Army to increase maximum re-enlistment bonus

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Army’s issuing new maximum bonus amounts, aimed at encouraging soldiers to sign up for longer enlistments.

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