Federal Employee News

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Report shows mixed job satisfication for federal employees


Article Title: Report shows mixed job satisfication for federal employees
Snippet from Article: "...The report writers said, “Although supervisors are key to effective workforce management, federal employees continue to report that supervisors’ management abilities are inferior to their technical competence. That persistent gap suggests that agencies need to examine both what they expect of their supervisors, and how they select, develop, and evaluate their supervisors.”..."
Source: ohmygov.com

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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Federal employee accuses government of misconduct in Stevens probe


Article Title: Federal employee accuses government of misconduct in Stevens probe
Snippet from Article: "...The judge also reported that the whistleblower accused at least two federal employees of intentionally violating government policies in the corruption investigation in Alaska..."
Source: www.kansascity.com

[tag]Federal,Government,Military,Retiree, [/tag]

Thursday, December 25, 2008

A Lesson for Obama on Reaching Out to the Federal Workforce


Article Title: A Lesson for Obama on Reaching Out to the Federal Workforce
Snippet from Article: "...Obama's agenda may initially be tied to action by Congress, but it will be implemented by the federal workforce, and the ultimate success of his administration will rest with the capacity of the government to perform. ..."
Source: www.washingtonpost.com

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Are we next?


Article Title: Letter to the Editor of the Las Vegas Sun: GOP senators want to get rid of UAW
Snippet from Article: "...during the past eight years, we have seen jobs move overseas, massive layoffs, and now this union-busting effort. ..."
Source: www.lasvegassun.com

[tag]Federal,Government,Military,Retiree, [/tag]

Sunday, December 21, 2008

AFGE


Article Title: AFGE
Snippet from Article: "...he American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is the largest federal employee union representing 600,000 federal and D.C. government workers nationwide and overseas. Workers in virtually all functions of government at every federal agency depend upon AFGE for legal representation, legislative advocacy, technical expertise and informational services.

The union is headquartered in Washington, D.C...."
Source: www.afge.org

[tag]Federal,Government,Military,Retiree, [/tag]

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Presidential order excuses federal employees from duty Dec. 26


Article Title: Presidential order excuses federal employees from duty Dec. 26
Snippet from Article: "...Part-time employees will receive pay only if they are regularly scheduled to work. Compensatory time off is not authorized for work performed on a holiday for which holiday premium pay is applicable. The regulations for regular full-time employees differ depending on their scheduled work week. ..."
Source: www.edwards.af.mil

[tag]Federal,Government,Military,Retiree, [/tag]

Blue Cross revamps 2009 charges for out-of-network surgery


Article Title: Blue Cross revamps 2009 charges for out-of-network surgery
Snippet from Article: "...Blue Cross originally wanted to have members pay up to a maximum of $7,500 for out-of-network, non-emergency surgeries in 2009. But some lawmakers, unions and some federal employees objected to the change..."
Source: www.federaltimes.com

[tag]Federal,Government,Military,Retiree, [/tag]

Saturday, December 13, 2008

TSP


Article Title: Good News? TSP Funds Don't Go Down As Much in November as in October
Snippet from Article: "...Of course, the returns for November did not include the big drop that occurred on December 1st. ..."
Source: www.fedsmith.com

[tag]Federal,Government,Military,Retiree, [/tag]

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Explore Federal Policy Careers

Plum Book Transition 08 Jobs


Article Title: Explore Federal Policy Careers
Snippet from Article: "...Every four years, just after the Presidential election, the “United States Government Policy and Supporting Positions”, commonly known as the Plum Book, is published, alternately, by the House Committee on Government Reform and the Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia (OGM) of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs...."
Source: www.transitionjobs.us

[tag]Federal,Government,Military,Retiree, [/tag]

Monday, December 8, 2008

Obama and the Windfall Elimination Provision


Article Title: Obama and the Windfall Elimination Provision
Snippet from Article: "...Barack Obama cosponsored the Social Security Fairness Act, which would repeal the Windfall Elimination Provision and the Government Pension Offset.">Barack Obama cosponsored the Social Security Fairness Act, which would repeal the Windfall Elimination Provision and the Government Pension Offset...."
Source: www.barackobama.com

[tag]Federal,Government,Military,Retiree, [/tag]

Fed benefits Open Season won’t be extended, despite congressional request


Article Title: Fed benefits Open Season won’t be extended, despite congressional request
Snippet from Article: "...received numerous complaints about significant premium and co-pay increases on one of the most popular FEHB plan, Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s Standard Option. In addition to a 13 percent hike..."
Source: ohmygov.com

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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Feds say Detroit mail handler stole phones


Article Title: Feds say Detroit mail handler stole phones
Snippet from Article: "...The Postal Service says a mail handler stole hundreds of cell phones while working at a processing center. Agents got a tip in late October from someone who saw Xxxxxxxxxxxx sell two dozen phones to a retail store...."
Source: archives.chicagotribune.com

[tag]Federal,Government,Military,Retiree, [/tag]

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Federal Employee Gateway at www.usa.gov


Article Title: Federal Employee Gateway at www.usa.gov
This site offers vital information for the Federal Employee. Benefits and Pay, Budget and Contracting, Cross-Agency Collaboration, Electronic Government and Information Technology, Federal Employment Policies and Resources, For Military Personnel and Veterans, Travel, Federal Holidays, Hotels with Government Rates, Personnel Records, Workforce Statistics
Source: www.usa.gov

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Monday, December 1, 2008

STATUS OF 2009 PAY ADJUSTMENTS


Article Title: STATUS OF 2009 PAY ADJUSTMENTS
Snippet from Article: "...Congress passed and the President signed legislation providing a 3.9 percent overall average pay increase for General Schedule employees in 2009. However, the statute authorizes the President to allocate the overall increase between an across-the-board increase and locality payments that vary by locality. OPM will publish pay tables for 2009 on its website as soon as possible after the President issues an Executive Order allocating the overall increase between an across-the-board increase and locality pay and establishes locality pay rates for 2009...."
Source: http://www.opm.gov/oca/08TABLES/

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