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In this Feb. 5, 2016, photo, a mail clerk at the Wynne Unit of the Texas prison system makes her way through a box of letters for inmates in Huntsville, Texas. Every piece of mail is checked for contraband, like drugs hidden under stamps, or messages or words in correspondence that suggest violence or escape plans, as well as attempts by convicts to profit from some enterprise or business while behind bars. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

USPS early outs and you: Good deal, or return to sender?

The Postal Service’s early retirement offer has given new (probably false) hope to feds in other agencies who would love to retire early on an immediate…

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AP Photo/David GoldmanMichael McDonald

USPS offers early retirement to 26,000 mail handlers, clerks

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Nearly half of EPA watchdog’s buyouts issued to ineligible employees

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Note pad with pen, calculator and cheque book and cash. Check book. Shallow depth of field

EPA employees ‘rolling the dice’ as they consider VERA/VSIP, FY18 budget cuts

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ICF Senior Vice President Jeff Neal

What you should know (and do) if your agency is downsizing

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OPM made slight progress on retirement backlog in April, but processing times took a hit

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Broadcasting Board of Governors offers buyouts, early outs

Employees have until Nov. 9 to apply for a
Voluntary Incentive Separation Payments (VSIP)
and
they must leave the agency by Dec. 31. Employees
have…

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USDA takes direct approach to managing workforce, reducing costs

Billy Milton, chief human capital officer at the USDA, tells The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about the Agriculture Department’s successful…

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Are you in the Buyout Zone?

The IRS is the latest agency to join the 2012
buyout parade. Employees in other agencies should
study it because it may be the model for similar
buyouts governmentwide, Senior Correspondent Mike
Causey says.

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