Federal Employee News

Friday, October 31, 2008

2009 Social Security COLA Increase Gets Mixed Reviews


Article Title: 2009 Social Security COLA Increase Gets Mixed Reviews
Snippet from Article: "...Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits increase automatically each year based on the rise in the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W), from the third quarter of the prior year to the corresponding period of the current year. The increases will take effect on January 1, 2009 for most beneficiaries..."
Source: senior-spectrum.com

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NASA Federal CIO Blog by Linda Cureton


Article Title: But I Blog
Snippet from Article: "...I am often asked why on earth do I blog; why would a federal CIO want to blog; and where do you get the courage to do this. All fascinating questions that I thought about when I started and revisited as I got an email from a CIO colleague last week. ..."
Source: blogs.nasa.gov

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Executive order eases federal employment for military spouses


Article Title: Executive order eases federal employment for military spouses
Snippet from Article: "...The order will allow spouses "to walk into any personnel office of any federal agency and get a job," Bradshaw said. "This sidesteps this long-enduring process that often turns spouses away."..."
Source: www.ngb.army.mil

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Seeking U S Postal Service Employment?

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Federal employees lack tools for mobile work, study finds


Article Title: Federal employees lack tools for mobile work, study finds
Snippet from Article: "...Federal employees are becoming more mobile, but government agencies are missing opportunities to improve employees' productivity when they're working outside the office, concludes new research from the Telework Exchange. ..."
Source: www.networkworld.com

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Monday, October 20, 2008

SSI benefits set to increase for 55 million people


Article Title: SSI benefits set to increase for 55 million people
Snippet from Article: "...Social Security has announced that monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 55 million Americans will increase 5.8 percent in 2009. This is the largest increase since 1982. It is certainly an improvement from the meager 2.3 percent increase in 2008...."
Source: www.muskogeephoenix.com

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Union calls for 3.9 percent federal pay increase in 2009


Article Title: Union calls for 3.9 percent federal pay increase in 2009
Snippet from Article: "...Civil servants should really get on Congress (our lawmakers) to repeal the Windfall Elimination Provision and the Government Pension Offset. I worked in the "PRIVATE" Sector before I went in to the Military as well as after including working two (2) jobs 1 private and 1 Federal job...."
Source: www.govexec.com (Mail Bag)

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Veterans Forum


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The Hatch Act and Colin Powell

Doesn't the Hatch Act forbid military retiree Colin Powell from endorsing Sen. Obama?



Answer: No the Hatch Act of 1939 does not forbid this endorsement.

Wikipedia explains it like this: In 1993 Congress amended the Hatch Act to allow Federal employees to take an active part in political campaigns for Federal offices. Active Federal employees are able to participate in campaigns for President, Senate, and House of Representatives. (Retirees, spouses, and family members are not bound by the Hatch Act.) For more information visit: Wikipedia

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Federal Employee Program (FEP(R)) Standard Option Promotes Generic Prescriptions For 2009 No Copay For First Four Mail Orders and Retail Coinsurance

No Copay For First Four Mail Orders and Retail Coinsurance


Article Title: Federal Employee Program (FEP(R)) Standard Option Promotes Generic Prescriptions For 2009 No Copay For First Four Mail Orders and Retail Coinsurance - No Copay For First Four Mail Orders and Retail Coinsurance
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Source: www.streetinsider.com

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

COLA increase is 5.8%, biggest since 1982


Article Title: COLA increase is 5.8%, biggest since 1982
Snippet from Article: "...The Dec. 1 cost-of-living adjustment for military and federal civilian retirees, disabled veterans and survivors will be 5.8 percent, with the increase first appearing in Jan. 1 checks. The same increase will go to Social Security recipients...."
Source: www.navytimes.com

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