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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Pentagon offers ‘long overdue’ phased retirement to civilian workforce

Pentagon offers ‘long overdue’ phased retirement to civilian workforce

Snippet of Article: "...Federal workers under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) or the newer Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) are both eligible for phased retirement after 30 years of service at age 55, or 20 years of service if they’re 60 or older. They must also have worked full-time for the last three years..."

Source: federalnewsradio.com

Federal employee phased retirement,

Half of Supreme Court Justices Vote to Protect America Overturning Obama Executive Order on Illegal Immigrant Protection

Supreme Court Blocks Obama Immigration Plan

Snippet of Article: "...The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday dealt President Barack Obama a harsh defeat, splitting 4-4 over his plan to spare millions of immigrants in the country illegally from deportation and give them work permits, leaving intact a lower-court ruling blocking the plan..."

Source: www.foxbusiness.com

executive order, executive amnesty (Obama), Illegal Immigration, Obama Legacy,

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Bureau of Land Management Lacks Authority to Set Rules on Fracking

Judge: US Agency Lacks Authority to Set Rules on Fracking

Snippet of Article: "...U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl said the Bureau of Land Management can't set the rules because Congress has not authorized it to do so. The judge, who was nominated by Obama in 2011, wrote that the court's role is not to decide whether hydraulic fracturing is good or bad for the environment, but to interpret whether Congress has given the Department of Interior legal authority to regulate the practice..."

Source: abcnews.go.com

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Manipulating the People: What happened when the Obama run DOJ tried to protect 'Radical Islam'?

Redaction Retraction: DOJ Reverses Course On ‘ISIS’ Censorship

Snippet of Article: "...Several hours after releasing transcripts of the Orlando terrorist’s 911 call that censored the word “ISIS,” President Obama’s Department of Justice reversed itself and re-released the transcript with the references to the Islamist terror group intact. While he was terrorizing Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Omar Mateen made several phone calls to 911 and claimed allegiance to the Islamic State and its leader..."

Source: thefederalist.com

Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Radical Islam, Islamic Terrorist, ISIS Definition, Islamist terror group, Obama Legacy, Loretta Lynch, DoJ,

Monday, June 20, 2016

Message to Workers Under Scrutiny: Cooperate or Get Fired

Message to Workers Under Scrutiny: Cooperate or Get Fired

Snippet of Article: "...Most workers will tell the internal investigators what they know, perhaps in the naïve belief that the company will look out for their best interests. But if they do not cooperate, a recent decision by a federal appeals court makes it clear that the company can fire them with little fear that the termination will be considered improper..."

Source: www.nytimes.com

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Percentage of Black Americans in Federal Workforce Now Surpasses National Percentage Composition

Note: African Americans are the largest racial minority, amounting to 13.2% of the population. The White, non-Hispanic or Latino population make up 62.6% of the nation's total

Salary and Race in the Federal Workforce

Snippet of Article: "...Black Americans have also increased their numbers in the federal workforce by 1.48% and now constitute 18.37% of the federal workforce. The number of white and Hispanic/Latino employees in government is steadily decreasing..."

Source: www.fedsmith.com

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Feds’ personal information not any safer after cyber breach, but little interest in protecting it

Feds’ personal information not any safer after cyber breach, but little interest in protecting it

Snippet of Article: "...Federal employees don’t think their personally identifiable information (PII) is safer than it was one year ago, but new numbers from the Office of Personnel Management show those employees are not taking advantage of the free protection offered in the wake of the massive cyber breach..."

Source: federalnewsradio.com

cyber breach, CSID, Identity Protection, personally identifiable information (PII),

Friday, June 3, 2016

Hillary Clinton Should Concede to Bernie Sanders Before The FBI Reveals Its Findings

Hillary Clinton Should Concede to Bernie Sanders Before The FBI Reveals Its Findings

Snippet of Article: "...the biggest reason Clinton should concede to Bernie Sanders involves the political repercussions of the FBI’s email investigation. The long-term future of the Democratic Party rests upon whether or not the FBI discloses its findings before, or after the contested Democratic convention. While I believe Bernie Sanders will win the Democratic nomination, there’s a major issue few people have addressed in progressive circles..."

Source: www.huffingtonpost.com

FBI, Hillary Clinton, Destruction of America,

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Missing a letter? Feds probe N.J. postal worker found hoarding mail

Missing a letter? Feds probe N.J. postal worker found hoarding mail

Snippet of Article: "...The investigation falls under Title 18 of the U.S. Code, which says a postal worker found to have destroyed, delayed or detained mail or package could face a fine or prison term of up to five years or both, according to the U.S. Code. Flood said employees are trained and take an oath...people who suspect their mail may have been compromised to reach out to the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General at 1–888-USPS-OIG or by email at hotline@uspsoig.gov. For more information on how to file a complaint, visit www.uspsoig.gov..."

Source: www.nj.com

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Two FBI agents shot while serving warrant near Chicago

Two FBI agents shot while serving warrant near Chicago

Snippet of Article: "...Two FBI agents were shot and injured while serving a warrant Tuesday morning outside Chicago, and the suspected shooter was later found dead inside the home, according to authorities..."

Source: www.washingtonpost.com

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Obama Is Bringing Overtime Pay To Millions Of Workers

Obama Is Bringing Overtime Pay To Millions Of Workers

Snippet of Article: "...The Labor Department announced Tuesday that it completed one of the most ambitious economic reforms of the Obama era, finalizing a new rule that will extend overtime protections to millions of additional workers..."

Source: www.huffingtonpost.com

Friday, May 13, 2016

Forcing alternative lifestyles upon our children: Obama administration shoves transgender school guidelines down our throats

White House Sends Schools Guidance On Transgender Access To Bathrooms

"...The Obama administration issued guidance to schools Friday, saying they must allow transgender students to use the bathroom that matches their gender identity..."    


This Article is From: www.npr.org

Monday, May 2, 2016

President Obama 'set a record again for censoring government files or outright denying access'

Obama Under Fire Over Transparency as Congress Advances FOIA Reform

Snippet of Article: "...Despite claiming to run the “most transparent” administration in history, President Barack Obama “set a record again for censoring government files or outright denying access to them last year under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act,” according to the Associated Press...."

Source: www.insidesources.com

Obama Legacy

Friday, April 29, 2016

Special Supplement for Federal Employees Under FERS

Special Supplement for Federal Employees Under FERS

Snippet of Article: "...Now, one common misconception is that the Special Supplement is actually paid out by Social Security. In reality it’s actually paid out by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and receiving the Special Supplement does not reduce what you would draw from Social Security or force you to file for Social Security at age 62. How is the Special Supplement calculated?..."

Source: www.fedsmith.com

FERS annuity supplement, fers annuity supplement calculator,

Thursday, April 28, 2016

FBI arrests brother of San Bernardino terrorist and 2 others after searches

FBI arrests brother of San Bernardino terrorist and 2 others after searches

Snippet of Article: "...Federal agents arrested three people, including the older brother of San Bernardino gunman Syed Rizwan Farook, while conducting searches in Corona and Ontario on Thursday morning, a law enforcement official told the Los Angeles Times..."

Source: www.latimes.com

FBI

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Federal Reserve statement of April 27, 2016

Federal Reserve statement of April 27, 2016

Snippet of Article: "...growth in economic activity appears to have slowed. Growth in household spending has moderated...the Committee decided to maintain the target range for the federal funds rate at 1/4 to 1/2 percent..."

Source: www.usatoday.com

Thursday, April 21, 2016

U.S. charges woman for exporting underwater drone technology to China

U.S. charges woman for exporting underwater drone technology to China

Snippet of Article: "...Florida woman was charged for conspiring to illegally export technology used in underwater drones to a Chinese state-owned entity..."

Source: www.reuters.com

Amin Yu, underwater drone technology, Harbin Engineering University in China,

Monday, April 18, 2016

Saudis warn of economic reprisals if Congress passes 9/11 bill

Saudis warn of economic reprisals if Congress passes 9/11 bill

Snippet of Article: "...The Obama administration has, in turn, applied heavy pressure on Congress to block the bill. Top officials from the State Department and Pentagon warned Senate Armed Services Committee staffers last month that the bill could bring economic risks to the U.S..."

Source: www.cnn.com

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Federal Agencies 'Chomping at the Bit' to Use Panama Papers to Catch Criminals

Feds 'Chomping at the Bit' to Use Panama Papers to Catch Criminals

Snippet of Article: "...The official, who is familiar with ongoing discussions about the document trove, said agents from every three-letter agency are lining up to crunch the data to bolster existing cases and build new ones against organized crime syndicates, drug cartels, foreign corrupt and kleptocratic regimes and even suspected Hezbollah terror cells in Latin America and possibly the U.S. That includes the FBI, the IRS and other Treasury agents, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) ..."

Source: www.nbcnews.com

Panama Papers

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Retirement Planner: Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP)

Retirement Planner: Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP)

Snippet of Article: "...A pension based on earnings not covered by Social Security can affect the amount of your Social Security benefit. We do not know whether you are eligible for such a pension, so the benefit estimates you have received may not have been adjusted for such a possibility.

Our Windfall Elimination Provision factsheet explains whether you might be affected.
How WEP Can Affect Your Benefit

If you think your pension will affect your Social Security benefit, you can

Look at our WEP chart to see..."

Source: www.ssa.gov

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

This is not justice: Coal King Gets 1 Year and $250,000 Fine For Deaths of 29

Coal King Don Blankenship Gets 1 Year in Prison After Deadly Mine Disaster

Snippet of Article: "...Blankenship was sentenced today to one year in prison, plus one year’s supervised release and a $250,000 fine -– the maximum penalty for the conspiracy charge, according to ABC News’ local affiliate WCHS. Prosecutors had bemoaned such a short maximum sentence for what they called “monstrous” wrongdoing..."

Source: abcnews.go.com

Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Postal Service Inspector General report sees trouble ahead for 2016 political mailings

USPS Inspector General report sees trouble ahead for 2016 political mailings

Snippet of Article: "... some mailers are so upset with how slow the mail has become that they are questioning the value of political mail. The inspector general noted that its surveys have found issues with the flow of mail as a result of plant consolidations, and that those problems are raising issues with the people who would be using the mail in the fall elections..."

Source: www.linns.com

Mail plant consolidations, political mail,

Friday, March 18, 2016

FBI: Calif. college stabbing suspect had Islamic State propaganda

FBI: Calif. college stabbing suspect had Islamic State propaganda

Snippet of Article: "...A California college student who stabbed a classmate and attacked three more people last fall acted on his own but may have collected information on terrorists via social media, the FBI office in Sacramento, Calif., said Thursday. Faisal Mohammad..."

Source: www.usatoday.com

Thursday, March 17, 2016

CDC director: Opiate painkillers physicians prescribe 'are just as addictive as heroin'

Opioids are bad medicine for chronic pain, say new federal guidelines

Snippet of Article: "...The appeal accompanied the release of new guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that strongly discourage doctors from prescribing opiates — such as OxyContin, Percocet and Vicodin — for back problems, migraines, arthritis and other chronic conditions, a routine practice over the last decade and a half..."

Source: www.latimes.com

Opiate painkillers, CDC,

More Reading:

  • CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain — United States, 2016 | MMWR
  • Wednesday, March 9, 2016

    Huff to USPS: ‘Stop this Reckless Consolidation’

    Huff to USPS: ‘Stop this Reckless Consolidation’

    Snippet of Article: "... Huffman called USPS’ consolidation plan “reckless,” saying the proposed legislation would add a much-needed level of oversight and make sure future consolidation plans “are based on data and the unique priorities of our local communities. Specifically, according to a release from Huffman’s office, the Stop Postal Closures Act of 2016 would..."

    Source: www.northcoastjournal.com

    Stop Postal Closures Act

    Wednesday, March 2, 2016

    F.B.I. Error Locked San Bernardino Attacker’s iPhone

    F.B.I. Error Locked San Bernardino Attacker’s iPhone

    Snippet of Article: "...F.B.I. personnel apparently believed that by resetting the iCloud password, they could get access to information stored on the iPhone. Instead, the change had the opposite effect — locking them out and eliminating other means of getting in. The iPhone used by Syed Rizwan Farook..."

    Source: www.nytimes.com

    FBI, Syed Rizwan Farook, iPhone,

    Friday, February 26, 2016

    2017 Federal Employee Pay Raise Update: 5.3% Catch-up?

    Federal Employees to Receive 5.3% Catch-up Under House Bill

    Snippet of Article: "...Rep. Connolly's bill, the Federal Adjustment of Income Rates (FAIR) Act, would provide employees with a 3.9% across-the-board increase plus a 1.4% locality adjustment. President Obama has proposed a combined 1.6% raise for federal employees next year..."

    Source: www.prnewswire.com

    Federal Adjustment of Income Rates (FAIR) Act

    Sunday, February 21, 2016

    Koch brothers to spend some $900 million to cut Social Security, Medicare, federal aid to education, and environmental programs through campaign donations/money says Sanders

    Charles Koch agrees ...

    Snippet of Article: "...'The Koch brothers – second-wealthiest family and extreme right-wing family – they also have one vote, but they are going to spend some $900 million in this campaign to try to elect candidates who will cut Social Security, Medicare, federal aid to education, and environmental programs,' Sanders said to students at George Mason University in November..."

    Source: www.csmonitor.com

    Koch brothers, Charles Koch, Social Security, Medicare, federal aid to education, environmental programs,

    Saturday, February 13, 2016

    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79

    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79

    Snippet of Article: "...One of history's most vehement proponents of the originalist interpretation of the Constitution, Scalia believed the Constitution should be interpreted as it was when it was written, according to the intent of those who wrote and ratified it. Original Intent is a school of constitutional thought held by political and legal conservatives. Scalia spoke out against "judicial activism" when judges take the values of contemporary society into consideration..."

    Source: www.waff.com

    originalist interpretation of the Constitution, Antonin Scalia (Supreme Court Justice),

    Sunday, February 7, 2016

    Bernie Sanders gains after suspicions about the results were immediately apparent at 14 precincts

    Clinton’s margin of victory in Iowa narrows after state Democratic party revises results

    Snippet of Article: "...Rania Batrice, a spokeswoman for Sanders’s Iowa campaign, said the 14 precincts included only those in which suspicions about the results were immediately apparent. “There are definitely other discrepancies that haven’t been addressed,” Batrice said..."

    Source: www.washingtonpost.com

    2016 Presidential race,

    Friday, February 5, 2016

    Secret Service agents: Hillary is a nightmare to work with

    Opinion

    Secret Service agents: Hillary is a nightmare to work with

    Snippet of Article: "...That exchange is one among many that active and retired Secret Service agents shared with Ronald Kessler, author of “The First Family Detail,” a compelling look at the intrepid personnel who shield America’s presidents and their families — and those whom they guard..."

    Source: nypost.com

    Secret Service,

    Thursday, February 4, 2016

    2017 Federal Pay Raise for Federal Employees

    Obama plans 1.6% pay raise for federal employees next year

    Snippet of Article: "... President Obama will include an average 1.6 percent pay raise for federal employees in his fiscal 2017 budget proposal. This year, the average raise is 1.3 percent, not including locality pay..."

    Source: www.sj-r.com

    2017 Federal Pay Raise

    Thursday, January 28, 2016

    Murder at Malheur: The Shot Heard Around the World

    Murder at Malheur: The Shot Heard Around the World

    Snippet of Article: "...We have seen this movie before. Federal officials abuse their authority and their heinous acts result in the deaths of people who did not deserve to die..."

    Source: www.thecommonsenseshow.com

    Ruby Ridge, Waco Massacre, Malheur (Oregon Patriot Standoff), Senseless Killing of Lavoy Finicum,

    Tuesday, January 26, 2016

    No shooting evidence found after sweep of Naval Medical Center San Diego

    No gunshots found after sweep of Naval Medical Center San Diego

    Snippet of Article: "...Authorities "have not located any casualties or evidence of a shooting having taken place," Navy Region Southwest spokesman Scott Sutherland told Navy Times. "They are conducting a secondary, more thorough floor-by-floor sweep now." Personnel remain sheltered in place, he said..."

    Source: www.navytimes.com

    shooting, Naval Medical Center (San Diego),

    Shooting at San Diego's Naval Medical Center

    Shooting reported at San Diego's Naval Medical Center

    Snippet of Article: "...reported hearing three gunshots in the basement of the center's Building 26, a combination gym and barracks building, at about 8 a.m. PT (11 a.m. ET), Navy spokesman Kevin Dixon said. A spokesman for the center, Mike Alvarez, said the incident is being treated as an active shooter situation ..."

    Source: www.cnn.com

    shooting, Naval Medical Center (San Diego),

    Thursday, January 21, 2016

    2016 'Wage and Salary' Pay Schedules

    2016 'Wage and Salary' Pay Schedules

    Snippet of Article: "...Wage and Salary, GS Pay Tables, AF SPECIAL SCHEDULES , Latest NAF Wage Schedules, ..."

    Source: www.cpms.osd.mil

    Pay Schedules (2016),

    Wednesday, January 20, 2016

    America says 'Yes' to guns, while politicians refuse listen

    FBI official: 'Perfect storm' imperiling gun background checks

    Snippet of Article: "...In each of the last six months, the number of background checks has risen steadily, according to FBI records, ending with December's record with more than a half-million over the previous monthly high..."

    Source: www.cnbc.com

    Second Amendment, States Rights, Guns in America,

    Tuesday, January 19, 2016

    BERNIE SANDERS: Let me give you an idea of how corrupt this system is

    Bernie Sanders to Hillary: Goldman Sachs Gave You Over $600,000 In Speaking Fees In One Year

    Snippet of Article: "...The leader of Goldman Sachs is a billionaire who comes to Congress and tells us we should cut Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. Secretary Clinton, and you're not the only one, I don't mean to just point the finger at you, you've received over $600,000 in speaking fees from Goldman Sachs..."

    Source: www.realclearpolitics.com

    Congress, corruption, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Hillary Clinton,

    Saturday, January 9, 2016

    DEA wasted more more than $850,000 on freely available information

    DEA 'substantially wasted government funds' when they paid Amtrak worker more than $850,000 for passenger information they could have had for free

    Snippet of Article: "...The Justice Department's Office of Inspector General has ruled that the DEA 'substantially wasted government funds' by paying an Amtrak employee more than $850,000 for information that was available for free. An Amtrak secretary, who was not publicly identified except as a 'secretary to a train and engine crew,' was paid a total of $854,460..."

    Source: www.dailymail.co.uk