• DHS Inspector General Issues Report on Efforts to Address Internal Opioid Use

    DHS Inspector General Issues Report on Efforts to Address Internal Opioid Use

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Inspector General (IG) has issued a report analyzing how Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and the Secret Service have dealt with opioid use in the midst of a national opioid epidemic. The report issued in November assesses how the components have addressed both legal and illegal opioid use.

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How Are 2020 GS Pay Scales with Locality Calculated?

How Are 2020 GS Pay Scales with Locality Calculated?

For Civilian Federal Employees, the end of the calendar year marks a possibility for changes to General Schedule (GS) Pay Scales. Understanding how the system works can help you make better financial decisions for you and your family. This knowledge also allows you to make an informed career decision when comparing positions or considering a transfer. To help you make sense of it all, WAEPA has compiled a guide to GS Pay Scales:

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Partnerships to Improve Public Service

Partnerships to Improve Public Service

Tune in to FEDtalk this week for a discussion on improving public service- from the institutional level to the individual level. Guests from across the federal community will discuss how they work together to build a better public service system.

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The National Law Enforcement Memorial & Museum Hosts Restorative Justice Event

The National Law Enforcement Memorial & Museum Hosts Restorative Justice Event

Addressing criminal conduct, challenging obstacles to lasting reform, and healing the resulting harm to individuals and communities are concerns in every society. Effectively resolving how to change criminal behavior and reintegrate offenders into their communities prove to be even more difficult. Our present system of punishment, isolation, and the lifelong stigmatization of shame produces the opposite of what we say we want- individuals who respect the law and fellow citizens to the extent they are less likely to reoffend.

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Open Season Brings New Opportunities to Take Stock of Your Health and Healthcare.

Open Season Brings New Opportunities to Take Stock of Your Health and Healthcare.

Every Open Season brings new opportunities for the millions of dedicated men and women who work for our country to take stock of their health and well-being. Our role at the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP®) is to help all of our current and future members make informed decisions about their healthcare needs.

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Preparation Tips for FEHB Open Season 2020

Preparation Tips for FEHB Open Season 2020

Over the duration of a year, many things can change for your family in terms of your health plan needs. If you got married or had a child, you may need a different level of coverage. For example, if you received a serious diagnosis, you might need to make some changes in anticipation of future needs. Each year, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) Open Season to allow you to evaluate your circumstances and your options.

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Partnerships to Improve Public Service

Tune in to FEDtalk this week for a discussion on improving public service- from the institutional level to the individual level. Guests from across the federal community will discuss how they work together to build a better public service system.

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FLEOA Elects New National Officers at Bi-Annual Conference

Last week, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association elected the following National Officers at the 25th National Conference held in College Park, Maryland:

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