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Something Concrete

For this election season, I’ve been watching and waiting for either party’s documented views on the federal government, agencies and employees.  We have the first concrete view.  The Republic Party has released its 2016 Platform. According to Government Executive, “The Republican … Continue reading

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Streamlining – A Good Word for This

  Congress is taking steps to streamline the federal hiring process.  It is about time.  We have needed some movement along these lines for a long time.  Even the Partnership for Public Service likes this one. Here’s the article in … Continue reading

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Good News and Other Stuff

Just in case you haven’t heard, President Obama signed into law H.R. 22, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.  You remember that I have a soft spot for transportation infrastructure research and investment particularly for maritime transport.  So when I … Continue reading

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Another One? Enough is enough.

Ten days and counting away from another potential federal government shutdown.  Joe Davidson, Federal Diary of the Washington Post has an article summarizing a thought-provoking report by the Partnership for Pubic Service entitled “Government Disservice.” Here’s the link to download … Continue reading

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Issues you should keep in mind. Here’s a summary update with links to details.

There is interest in Congress for privatizing Air Traffic Controllers.  There are economic, safety and policy implications of such action that you should know about.  Read this article from background to the conclusion.  You really need to know and understand the … Continue reading

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A calm after the elections?

There seems to be a  calm after the recent elections.  At this point, I’m watching and waiting to see what’s next for federal employees.  Maybe you are too. There have been rumbles in the news on various statements from the new congressional … Continue reading

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Sick Leave Payments to Civil Servants – Consider this

Governor Chris Christie mentioned something interesting yesterday in his State of the State speech. (I get a kick out of this term! Who came up with this?) He mentioned reforming sick leave payouts to civil servants in NJ.   What … Continue reading

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