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Air reserve technicians, commonly referred to as ARTs, are civil servants who help Air Force Reserve Command units transition from a peacetime to a wartime environment.
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by mrpfed
1/18/2022 11:39:32 AM(UTC)
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Comprised of 12 different agencies responsible for everything from weather forecasts to patent protection.
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by Joe Navy84
11/26/2021 10:43:38 PM(UTC)
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12/14/2021 6:05:08 AM(UTC)
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1/14/2022 4:40:06 PM(UTC)
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12/13/2021 1:01:52 PM(UTC)
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12/21/2021 6:06:27 AM(UTC)
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7/22/2021 10:48:02 AM(UTC)
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12/11/2021 6:02:27 AM(UTC)
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9/27/2021 8:47:42 AM(UTC)
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11/28/2021 5:35:42 AM(UTC)
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Yesterday at 2:23:29 PM(UTC)
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by frankgonzalez
11/8/2021 4:07:52 AM(UTC)
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1/21/2022 5:24:32 AM(UTC)
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9/15/2021 9:43:47 AM(UTC)
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7/9/2021 2:31:30 PM(UTC)
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11/14/2021 1:54:11 PM(UTC)
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Yesterday at 4:35:09 AM(UTC)
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Base Realignment And Closure is the process DoD uses to reorganize its installation infrastructure to increase operational readiness and efficiency. Share your experience.
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by djp
8/12/2021 7:22:53 PM(UTC)
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by sup2nuts
Yesterday at 11:16:19 AM(UTC)
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Here is a forum for those new to the federal workforce or thinking of joining
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by frankgonzalez
Yesterday at 5:23:56 AM(UTC)
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Are you considering relocating your federal career - either by your choice or by Uncle Sam? This forum will all you to seek other's advice on whether to make the move or not.
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by mrpfed
1/19/2022 5:34:06 AM(UTC)
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This forum will allow the exchanging of information and experience regarding attaining and maintaining a security clearance.
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by someoldguy
12/31/2021 7:36:45 PM(UTC)
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by NewFed1
1/15/2022 9:46:38 PM(UTC)
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by Goose1200
6/6/2021 2:31:22 PM(UTC)
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Almost all purchasing decisions include factors such as delivery and handling, marginal benefit, and price fluctuations.
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by PJP
2/25/2020 12:43:07 PM(UTC)
   INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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by smithandjones
6/27/2019 11:52:05 AM(UTC)
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6/26/2019 5:00:07 PM(UTC)
   NEWS & GENERAL TOPICS
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Get real-life reviews of key court cases involving federal employees. Share your opinion on the outcomes of these cases, or participate in other discussions about workplace issues that may impact your job.
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by ULB
12/16/2021 7:59:28 AM(UTC)
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Some conversations or questions may not clearly fit into one of the other forums. So, pull up a chair for some federal related general conversation.
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Yesterday at 3:53:43 PM(UTC)
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Post your thoughts and opinions here about current federal employee news topics
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by GRITS
11/15/2021 6:34:28 AM(UTC)
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by frankgonzalez
9/27/2021 12:33:52 PM(UTC)
   PAY & BENEFITS
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Have a question regarding your federal employee benefits or retirement? Ask the FederalSoup Q & A expert for the answer!
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by GSBS
11/13/2021 10:40:48 AM(UTC)
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Here is a forum for members to share and exchange experiences regarding to workers' compensation related issues.
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by delphis
Yesterday at 1:05:18 PM(UTC)
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Salary. Benefits. Investments. This area will allow for discussions on how to make the most of one's financial situation.
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by Bchoe
1/17/2022 1:26:59 PM(UTC)
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This forum will allow members to share their experience with medicare and seek advice on certain medicare-related situations.
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by HoosierDaddy
1/11/2022 12:59:10 PM(UTC)
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NSPS is the Department of Defenses (DoD) flexible and responsive civilian management system. This forum will allow for discussion of pros and cons as well as share questions and experiences.
Sub-forums: New Posts NSPS to GS
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by mudpie
10/2/2015 4:56:54 AM(UTC)
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Reemployment in the Federal Government can affect a retiree's annuity. This forum allows for members to help other members by sharing their experiences and knowledges and allow for those thinking of reemployment to ask questions.
205 779 Permanent Appointment for Reemployed Annuitants  Go to last postGo to first unread
by GWPDA
11/4/2021 7:38:34 AM(UTC)
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TSP
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Thrift Savings Plan
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by TheRealOrange
12/14/2021 5:34:25 AM(UTC)
   RETIREMENT
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The federal government allows employees who are unable to work to retire under a disability retirement.
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by Wonder Woman
1/20/2022 9:34:37 PM(UTC)
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Those approaching retirement and those already retired, here is a forum to share ideas and thoughts as well as exchange questions and answers.
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by KeystoneKid
1/15/2022 11:19:05 AM(UTC)
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Whether you are close to federal employee retirement or just starting out in your career, this is the place to share ideas with your federal colleagues on planning for your retirement.
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by ginahoy
1/6/2022 7:24:07 AM(UTC)
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