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Archive: General News

04Dec

2018

Last December, President Trump signed the latest tax reform law, and most of those changes will take effect in the upcoming filing season. The challenge? IRS still doesn’t have all the guidance it needs for full implementation, and it continues…

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26Nov

2018

As the weather gets colder and the chance for inclement weather rises, the Office of Personnel Management updated its policies and procedures regarding the dismissal of federal employees for emergency situations. OPM defines this as, “The inability to safely travel…

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22Nov

2018

  Happy Thanksgiving! We are so very thankful for all of you! As a reminder, our offices will be closed Thursday and Friday. We will re-open Monday, November 26 at 8:30 am. Enjoy the holiday!

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14Nov

2018

On November 13, the United States Postal Service regulator approved the largest ever price increase for the stamps, a 10% jump, bringing the cost of sending a letter up to 55¢. The jump was approved after the Postal Regulatory Commission…

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09Nov

2018

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced 2019 premiums for Medicare Parts A & B. Medicare Part B Premiums/Deductibles First, let’s define what Medicare Part B covers. It covers physician services, outpatient hospital services, some home health services,…

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08Nov

2018

By now, most federal employees should know that the Trump administration wants to reorganize the federal government. The reorganization proposals are lengthy and very wordy. Here are those plans narrowed down into 13 proposals that federal employees should stay aware…

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01Nov

2018

The Office of Personnel management released its results of the government-wide 2018 FEVS. The survey provides a look at federal employee’s overall satisfaction with their jobs, pay, and agency management. Below are some of the highlights of the survey. Pay…

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15Oct

2018

The Office of Personnel Management announced it was adding new direct hiring authority for specific positions that have a critical need for additional talent. The memo was from OPM acting director Margaret Weichert and was sent to all agency heads….

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12Oct

2018

The United States Postal Service has proposed higher prices for its services creating an overall increase of 2.5% for its Mailing Services. If approved, the changes would take effect January 27, 2019. The notice of changes was filed with the…

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10Oct

2018

Congress voted to reform the way the federal government responds to disasters, focusing its efforts on mitigation while also allowing affected individuals to benefit from more forms of assistance. The Disaster Recovery Reform Act makes changes to a decades-old law…

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