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The New Kilogram

SI Redefinition

Kilogram: Mass and Planck's Constant

In 2018 when the kilogram will be redefined, the Technische Universität Ilmenau and the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (the National Metrology Institute of Germany) will have developed the balance which is required for measuring: the Planck balance. This highly precise electronic weighing balance does not measure, as up to now, on the basis of the original kilogram using weights but refers to the fundamental physical constant: the Planck's constant. Science Daily

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Update on the Pay Raise

Thursday night the President signed an executive order making the 2019 pay raise official.  As was said in the previous post, it will take time for OHR to process all of the personnel actions and get employees their pay with the raise as well as back pay.  The pay raise is retroactive to January 6, 2019 but there will be no interest on back pay.

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