Federal Employee News

Monday, June 29, 2009

Pay-for-Performance System Under Heavy Fire


Article Title: Pay-for-Performance System Under Heavy Fire
Snippet from Article: "...future of the National Security Personnel System at a Hyatt hotel in Arlington. NSPS is the pay-for-performance operation for about 211,000 Defense Department civilians. The NSPS has many vigorous critics among federal workers..."
Source: www.washingtonpost.com

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Government Pension Offset Calculator


Article Title: Government Pension Offset Calculator
Snippet from Article: "...If you receive a pension from a government job in which you did not pay Social Security taxes, some or all of your Social Security spouse's, widow's or widower's benefit may be offset due to receipt of that pension. This offset is referred to as the Government Pension Offset, or GPO..."
Source: www.ssa.gov

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Senate Acts to Prevent USPTO Furlough or RIF


Article Title: Senate Acts to Prevent USPTO Furlough or RIF
Snippet from Article: "...A furlough or reduction in force would be very bad for the patent system, especially in light of the patent application backlog, which was created in significant part due to the resource intensive two reviews the Patent Office mandated for every allowable patent application. Thankfully the Senate has taken important first steps to correcting problems at the Patent Office. ..."
Source: www.ipwatchdog.com

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Saturday, June 27, 2009

Lawmakers Rip Federal Drug Plan Managers For Rising Costs


Article Title: Lawmakers Rip Federal Drug Plan Managers For Rising Costs
Snippet from Article: "...Prescription drugs currently account for nearly 30% of costs for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, which covers government workers, including members of Congress. Normally, drugs account for no more than 20% of total costs, Hayes said...."
Source: www.nasdaq.com

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Federal Personnel director outlines bold plan for personnel reforms


Article Title: Federal Personnel director outlines bold plan for personnel reforms
Snippet from Article: "...plans to overhaul the federal employee performance appraisal process, set mandatory spending levels for employee training, and create a performance-based pay system that closes the wage gap between feds and private-sector employees,..."
Source: federaltimes.com

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

CAUSEY: Workers win some, lose some on Hill


Article Title: CAUSEY: Workers win some, lose some on Hill
Snippet from Article: "...Republicans in Congress, looking for ways to cut federal outlays, persuaded their leadership to endorse a plan that would (if enacted) require federal and postal workers to work longer to get benefits promised them, and would withhold any annuity payments until they age 62, even if they retired much earlier. ..."
Source: washingtontimes.com

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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Uncle Sam Is a Boss You Can Rely On


Article Title: Uncle Sam Is a Boss You Can Rely On
Snippet from Article: "...primary advantages of working for the federal government are generous benefits, solid pay and relative job security..."
Source: www.washingtonpost.com

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Obama to extend federal employee benefits to same-sex partners


Article Title: Obama to extend federal employee benefits to same-sex partners
Snippet from Article: "...Under Obama's edict, gay and lesbian partners of federal employess will be granted access to health care and financial benefits such as relocation fees for moves.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/2009/06/16/2009-06-16_president_obama_extends_federal_employee_benefits_to_samesex_partners.html#ixzz0IhBmC8RG&C
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Source: www.nydailynews.com

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

2010 COLA


Article Title: No COLA for federal retirees next year
Snippet from Article: "...For the first time ever, it appears federal retirees will not be getting a "cost of living adjustment" next year. The so-called COLA has been steadily rising each year for decades. But in 2010..."
Source: www.federalnewsradio.com

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Monday, June 15, 2009

2011 COLA


Article Title:
Snippet from Article: "...We do not have any information on the 2011 COLA for Federal Employees, Military Retirees, or Disabled Veterans. We will update the COLA rates as they become available...."
Source: federal-newsgroup.blogspot.com

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Friday, June 12, 2009

Senior Executive Service Diversity Assurance Act - H.R. 3774


Article Title: Senior Executive Service Diversity Assurance Act - H.R. 3774
Snippet from Article: "...Revises the career appointments recruiting process to require agency heads to ensure diversity of executive resources boards, and any subgroup or other evaluation panel related to the merit staffing process for career appointees, by including members of racial and ethnic minority groups, women, and individuals with disabilities. Requires the Director to promulgate necessary regulations and report to Congress on agency efforts to improve diversity in executive resources boards and of qualifications review boards, based on the collection of statistics concerning race, ethnicity, sex, and disability required by this Act...."
Source: www.govtrack.us

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Struggling to Boost Forest Service Morale


Article Title: Struggling to Boost Forest Service Morale
Snippet from Article: "...Morale is "the lowest that I've ever seen in the forest service," Ron Thatcher, president of the Forest Service Council, a unit of the National Federation of Federal Employees, said yesterday. ..."
Source: www.washingtonpost.com

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

TSP Rates of Return for May

TSP Rates of Return were updated on June 1, 2009.



This is a screen capture from the Thrift Savings Plan Site


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