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CBP employees facing almost three-weeks of furlough cuts

The latest federal agency to begin the process of notifying employees of furloughs is Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The agency, which has more than 60,000 employees, started sending notices that furloughs would begin after April 21 and could entail up to 14 days, spread across the rest of the fiscal year. CBP is going to use a hiring freeze, cutting travel and training budgets, and sharp cuts to overtime and compensatory time to achieve the needed budget cuts.

Sequestration takes effect; what happens next for federal employees

Now that Congress and the President have failed to prevent sequestration from going into effect, for many federal employees, the question on their minds becomes "what now?" The truth is, no one really knows, because no one has experience with this type of situation. Each agency will respond slightly differently, so how the sequestration cuts will affect employees will also vary.

MSPB could be hit with thousands of personnel decision appeals

As the deadline for sequestration looms, federal agencies have begun to discuss how they will achieve the mandated five percent across the board budget cuts that will be required on March 1. To achieve these cuts, many federal agencies will use unpaid furloughs, sending employees home and off their payroll.

MSPB report outlines ways to motivate federal employees

Federal employees face many morale and motivational challenges, according to the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) findings from a study of the federal workplace environment. The report, entitled, "Federal Employee Engagement: The Motivating Potential of Job Characteristics and Rewards," details how agencies within the federal government can better motivate the employees.

Federal employees should be aware Inaugural ethics restrictions

For federal employees in the Washington, D.C. area, many inaugural events will be held over the next few weeks. As federal employees, they need to be aware of certain ethical constraints that come with the job. While many of inaugural events may pose no ethical questions for workers, some conflicts could occur. No federal employee wants to be subject to an investigation or discipline because they attended the wrong party or accepted one too many drinks.

OPM offers advice for federal administrative furloughs

As last-minute negotiations between the White House and Senate Republicans appear to be proceeding with little likelihood of success, the automatic cuts to federal spending, known as sequestration will begin on January 2, 2013.

New study on whistleblowing released by MSPB

When problems occur within a federal agency, we always hope the culture of the agency supports the reporting of the waste, fraud or gross mismanagement by the employees. A study by the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) finds there is still work needed to achieve this goal.

New MSPB hearing regulations go into effect

U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) has completed a substantial revision to its adjudicatory regulations for federal employee's hearings. The revision process began in early 2011 and the final rule was published on October 12, 2012. The effective date of the rule is November 13, 2012.

Should we pass a national Whistleblower Protection Act?

An organization that helps whistleblowers has set up a petition to encourage Congress to pass a law that would protect all whistleblowers throughout the nation. Of special interest is the whistleblowing protection for federal employees.

EEOC Seeks to Educate Teens on Workplace Rights

Employers can take advantage of vulnerable employees in a number of ways. In a perfect world, all employers would respect the people who devote time and effort in service of their enterprise. However, employees are regularly subjected to various forms of employment discrimination; especially those employees who belong to protected classes or are otherwise more vulnerable than their fellow workers.

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