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How to handle biased treatment - Public sector

I work a government job - I'm a teaching assistant at a local college, and this isn't a private college, it's a public institution, my salary is paid by the government, the department of education. ...
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When my employer offers raises for retention, when should I tell them I am applying to other positions?

I currently work for a government agency. The policy here for raises is that a raise can be given when one of two conditions is met: A person moves to a new position within the organization A person ...
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Government hiring process requires a reference from current employer. What should I do?

I successfully passed the the two first steps of the hiring process: a test and an interview. For the final step of the hiring process they are requiring me to provide my current superior's contact ...
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Last month with company. Company using my profile to bidding a government project

I am new to this topic. Therefore I don't know what are the best tags for my question. If I ask in the wrong stack exchange site please let me know. I will move it immediately. Background: I am a ...
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How to deal with mixed messages during the probation period?

TL;DR: My probation period may be extended, but my manager can't articulate how I can improve and is trusting me with long-term, high profile projects. How can I encourage him to be clear on how I can ...
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Termination from state employer [closed]

Termination vs resignation? I work for the state and they currently are investigating me for not following a policy. I assume a termination is coming. If I resign now, I lose income even sooner than ...
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Govt job, I'm given 2x more work for the same pay as my coworkers [closed]

I work for a State Government, doing acquisition of property for public projects. We essentially get assigned "parcels", and have what is referred to as a LET date, where we need to acquire everything....
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How do I stop getting all of this work placed on me?

Currently working for a three letter government agency in their IT department and going on three years as system administrator. I also work as the backup SAN administrator, and manage all of the ...
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Do I need a special resume when applying for local government jobs? [closed]

I've applied for dozens of local government jobs in Texas that I was qualified for and never got contacted by them. Could this possibly be due to my resume? I have a business resume but do I need to ...
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How to navigate a drug test as a non-drug user with shy bladder syndrome?

I'm a 4th year male PhD student coming to grips with the fact that I may not get an academic job. Alternatively, I'm looking to industry/government, but I have a significant hurdle in landing a job ...
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Politely decline government position while remaining contractor in same position

I am currently a contractor and I have been offered a position as a federal employee doing essentially the same thing working with the same people with the essentially the same tasks/responsibilities. ...
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Possible ways as a foreigner to be eligible for a US position protected by ITAR requirements? [closed]

My dream job is in a US company for a position protected by ITAR requirements. As a foreigner, what are the possible ways I can meet these requirements ?
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How are private company interviews different from government job interview?

I'm applying to multiple IT jobs in local government cities. I've never been to a government job interview so I don't know what the etiquette are. Not even sure if my resume was suppose to be any ...
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Employer says contract was not renewed. Is there a way to confirm this?

I work for a government contractor in the DC area. I was blindsided recently when my PM informed me that the prime on our contract had declined to renew my company's contract and that the contract is ...
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does the US government give your start and end dates to a would be employer

On another board I was told that the US government is able to (or does) give it's citizen's start and end dates of previous employment to employers, based off your taxes. Is this true? If so, can you ...
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Office is asking for picture copy of my collegiate diploma

This morning, I got an email from someone in our HR department stating that our company is undergoing a government audit of our HR records. As part of this audit, HR (and supposedly the government) ...
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What can be negotiated on a US goverment General Schedule job offer?

I have been offered a US government job that is on the General Schedule pay system. This is the 3rd time they have tried to fill the position (I didn't apply the other times). The position requires a ...
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How to negotiate a salary with a known pay scale with steps

I have been offered a position via email that is covered by the US government General Schedule pay system. Basically, the system has 15 grades each of which has 10 steps and the salary of each grade ...
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politically-driven demotion in public sector

A friend of mine was demoted in his/her job in a government agency. There seems to be no wiggle room to discuss this decision, as it was driven by political rather than performance reasons -- they did ...
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What happens to security clearance when not hired, leaving or moving companies?

I'm currently in the process of being hired with a federal contracting company in the US and I'm going through the secret clearance process for the first time. I've filled out all the paperwork and ...
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Is a breach of copyright a disqualifying factor in security clearances?

If I'm known to have breached copyright in software systems, trade secrets and intellectual property of commercial firms, will that be a deciding factor for being granted government security ...
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How to deal with a secrecy agreement when looking for other jobs. [duplicate]

My current position is at a government department, and is subject to a secrecy agreement. I'm looking for a new job. I'm wondering how I deal with what's appropriate to talk about in job interviews, ...