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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Save Your 401 (k) Before the Feds Replace it With the GRA


Article Title: Save Your 401 (k) Before the Feds Replace it With the GRA
Snippet from Article: "...unlike some mandatory savings plans, GRAs are not personal, per se, as they do not allow individuals to pick from a limited array of funds like the federal Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) does. The money would instead be pooled and invested by the government as it sees fit...."
Source: www.dcexaminer.com

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

TSP participants shift $4.3 billion into safe G Fund in October


Article Title: TSP participants shift $4.3 billion into safe G Fund in October
Snippet from Article: "...As of the end of October, the I Fund had lost nearly 43 percent of its value, while the C and S funds had lost roughly a third of their value...."
Source: www.federaltimes.com

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Possible NY terror threat sparks concern


Article Title: Possible NY terror threat sparks concern
Snippet from Article: "...the FBI had received a "plausible but unsubstantiated" claim that al-Qaida terrorists might have discussed attacking the subway system. Sources said the threat might also have been directed at passenger rail lines running through New York...."
Source: www.connpost.com

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Monday, November 24, 2008

536 Chattanooga USPS Employees Seek New Jobs

"...with new technology improvements, postal computers are currently able to read and process 95 percent of the mail electronically...."    



This Article is From: www.newschannel9.com

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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Obama Expands Stimulus Plan


Article Title: Obama Expands Stimulus Plan Obama Expands Stimulus Plan
Snippet from Article: "..."We have now lost 1.2 million jobs this year," Obama said. "And if we don't act swiftly and boldly, most experts now believe that we could lose millions of jobs next year."..."
Source: www.courant.com

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

AFGE LEADERSHIP TO DISCUSS UNION'S GOALS DURING OBAMA ADMINISTRATION ON "INSIDE GOVERNMENT"


Article Title: AFGE LEADERSHIP TO DISCUSS UNION'S GOALS DURING OBAMA ADMINISTRATION ON "INSIDE GOVERNMENT"
Snippet from Article: www.afge.org "...hosted by AFGE Assistant General Counsel Ward Morrow, can be heard Fridays at 10:00 a.m. ET nationally on demand (available anytime) at www.federalnewsradio.com or 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C., area.Programs are archived on the Federal News Radio Web site and can be heard on demand (available anytime) at www.federalnewsradio.com...."
Source: www.afge.org

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Postal Employment Blog

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Obama Urged to Tackle Frustrations of Federal Employees

Reviving a Dispirited Workforce


Article Title: Reviving a Dispirited Workforce
Snippet from Article: "...When President Obama takes over in January as manager in chief of nearly 2 million federal employees, he will need a plan to reinvigorate a frustrated and demoralized workforce..."
Source: www.washingtonpost.com

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USPS INAUGURATION DAY COMMEMORATIVE Collectible Stamped Envelope


Article Title: USPS INAUGURATION DAY COMMEMORATIVE Collectible Stamped Envelope
Snippet from Article: "...commemorative souvenir to mark the upcoming inauguration of Barack Obama as America’s 44th President. The national philatelic item will be part of a folio that also includes:..."
Source: postal-newsgroup

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Employee groups lay out priorities for next president, Congress


Article Title: Employee groups lay out priorities for next president, Congress
Snippet from Article: "...It's too early to tell how the 2010 federal pay raise will pan out, but if history is a guide, then federal employees should be in line to receive a hike of at least 2.9 percent, according to the third quarter Employment Cost Index released by the Labor Department late last month...."
Source: www.govexec.com

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Feds Sued Over $900 Million Nuke Support Contract


Article Title: Feds Sued Over $900 Million Nuke Support Contract
Snippet from Article: "...Contractors will provide IT support services for StratCom's Space Surveillance Network, missile warning systems, and Computer Network Defense, Exploitation, and Attack system, as well as..."
Source: www.informationweek.com

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Federal Employees -v- Contractors in weapons procurement


Article Title: What's Wrong with Weapons Acquisitions?
Snippet from Article: "...the DOD has admitted, contractors are doing jobs that should be performed only by federal employees, such as weapons procurement and contract preparation. The DOD has also outsourced the systems integration and management of some of its most critical programs, including the FCS...."
Source: www.spectrum.ieee.org

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Federal Employees Health Benefits Program

Article Title: BC/BS Assn.’s Federal Employee Program Plan Counters Its Rate Hike With New Drug Benefits BC/BS Assn.’s Federal Employee Program Plan Counters Its Rate Hike With New Drug Benefits
Snippet from Article: "...Many other Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) carriers did not see such high rate increases..."
Source: www.aishealth.com

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Faster Promotions Coming for Some Federal Employees


Article Title: Faster Promotions Coming for Some Federal Employees
Snippet from Article: "...The Office of Personnel Management has issued a new rule that becomes effective on March 9th that will impact a number of federal employees..."
Source: www.fedsmith.com

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Sunday, November 9, 2008

Wearing or Displaying Presidential Candidate Items after the Election


Article Title: Wearing or Displaying Presidential Candidate Items after the Election
Snippet from Article: "...Even though Senators McCain and Obama will still be Presidential candidates until January 6, 2009, we do not believe that wearing their campaign t-shirts or displaying their pictures after Election Day is activity directed at the success of their candidacies. Accordingly, the Hatch Act does not prohibit a federal employee from doing so, even while on duty or in the federal workplace...."
Source: www.osc.gov -

PDF Document: http://www.osc.gov/documents/hatchact/federal/Hatchact08.pdf

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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Find Federal Employment


Title: USAJOBS.GOV
Snippet from Article: "...USAJOBS can search for that perfect job for you! Simply create a “My USAJOBS” account and set up a job search agent. You pick your criteria and USAJOBS will email the results directly to you as often as you like. Now you will be able to find out about that new vacancy right away and you will never have to rush to apply again!..."
Source: www.usajobs.gov

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Time Off for Voting


Article Title: Giving Employees Time Off for Voting and Jury Duty
Snippet from Article: "...The laws of almost every state require employers to give employees time off to cast a ballot or show up for jury duty. These laws vary widely in the details, however -- some require employers to provide paid leave, while others do not..."
Source: www.hrtools.com

An example of a State requiring employers to give employees time off for voting is Alabama. The law reads as follows:
Section 17-1-5
Employers to allow time off for voting
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Each employee in the state shall, upon reasonable notice to his or her employer, be permitted by his or her employer to take necessary time off from his or her employment to vote in any municipal, county, state, or federal political party primary or election for which the employee is qualified and registered to vote on the day on which the primary or election is held. The necessary time off shall not exceed one hour and if the hours of work of the employee commence at least two hours after the opening of the polls or end at least one hour prior to the closing of the polls, then the time off for voting as provided in this section shall not be available. The employer may specify the hours during which the employee may absent himself or herself as provided in this section.
(Act 2006-545, p. 1263, §1; §17-1-9.)


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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Information for Disability Annuitants [FERS] RI 98-2 PDF


Article Title: Information for Disability Annuitants [FERS] RI 98-2 PDF
Snippet from Source: "...This pamplet provides information for disability retirees under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). Disability annuitant computation, Periodic Medical Reviews, Earnings while receiving Federal Employees Retirement Systems Disability Retirement benefits..."
Source: www.opm.gov

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