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April is Month of Military Child

Posted April 28, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes A child rides a tricycle during the trike-a-thon at the Nellis Child Development Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 14. April is designated as the Month of the Military Child and is a way to celebrate the unique aspects of being a military…

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Exchange’s You Made the Grade Program rewards military students’ achievements

Posted April 28, 2017 by Army & Air Force Exchange Service

DALLAS — For 17 years, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s You Made the Grade program has been a cornerstone of military life. Now, students who participated in the program as children are passing it on to another generation of military students—and the Exchange is ready to honor their achievements. In recognition of military…

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Free tax software, support available for Soldiers, families

Posted February 6, 2017 by Lisa Ferdinando

With the tax season upon us, service members and their families can access free tax-filing software and consultations to help them navigate the task of submitting their annual taxes. Military members and their families can visit the Military OneSource website or call 1-800-342-9647 for the no-cost “MilTax” software, explained Erika Slaton, a program analyst with…

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Defense Department Revamps Civilian RIF Process, Emphasizing Performance

Posted January 27, 2017 by Jim Garamone

Performance will be the primary factor in the future if the Defense Department has to resort to a civilian reduction in force, DOD officials said Jan. 26. The department revamped the rules for the reduction-in-force process as a result of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2016. That law requires the department to establish procedures…

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CHANGE TO BASE ACCESS AND THE REAL ID ACT

Posted January 20, 2017 by

Current Status of States/U.S. Territories per DHS website Compliant States only require a state issued ID/Drivers License Current Non Compliant States listed below need a secondary form of ID Minnesota-Missouri-Washington And can be found at https://www.dhs.gov/current-status-states-territories The following states remain noncompliant and have not been granted a renewed extension and will be subject to REAL…

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CHANGE TO BASE ACCESS AND THE REAL ID ACT

Posted December 16, 2016 by

Current Status of States/U.S. Territories per DHS website Compliant States only require a state issued ID/Drivers License Current Non Compliant States listed below need a secondary form of ID: Minnesota-Missouri-Washington And can be found https://www.dhs.gov/current-status-states-territories The following states remain noncompliant and have not been granted a renewed extension and will be subject to REAL ID…

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2016 Federal Benefits Open Season runs through Dec. 12

Posted December 2, 2016 by Kat Bailey

The Office of Personnel Management has set the dates for the 2016 Federal Benefits Open Season from Nov. 14 through Dec 12, which includes the Federal Employees Health Benefits program, the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance program and the Federal Flexible Spending Accounts program. Open season gives federal employees and retirees the opportunity to…

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Two-year probationary period now in effect for new civilians

Posted December 2, 2016 by Richard Salomon

U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons All new Department of Defense civilians appointed to permanent positions in the competitive service are now required to serve a two-year probationary period. JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — All new federal employees appointed within the Department of Defense to permanent positions in the competitive service…

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Two-year probationary period now in effect for new civilians

Posted November 22, 2016 by Richard Salomon

All new federal employees appointed within the Department of Defense to permanent positions in the competitive service are now required to serve a two-year probationary period.  The new requirement took effect Nov. 26, 2015, as part of the fiscal year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act. The change does not apply to employees appointed prior to that…

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DOD announces new-hire probationary period

Posted October 21, 2016 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON — The probationary period for many new civilian employees hired by the Defense Department on or after Nov. 26, 2015, has changed from one year to two years, the acting deputy assistant secretary of defense for civilian personnel policy said. Julie Blanks confirmed the change to the statute governing the probationary period in a…

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