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Friday, July 31, 2009

Grand Opening: Our Amazon Federal Employee Book Store

Article Title: Grand Opening: Our Amazon Federal Employee Book Store

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Source: Federal Employee Books

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2010 Retiree COLA: 0% through June

Article Title: 2010 Retiree COLA: 0% through June
Snippet of Article: "...There was again no projected accumulation toward the 2010 retiree COLA following the BLS release of the June 2009 CPI on July 15...."


Source: www.nalc.org

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

FBI Support Services Technician Position Hiring

Article Title: FBI Support Services Technician Position Hiring
Snippet of Article: "...The FBI Support Services Technician position is a great place to start with the FBI. ..."


Source: federalemploymenttips.blogspot.com

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

bailout: Social Security?

Fortune's Allan Sloan takes a look at the troubled retirement program, why it's more important now than ever - and how lawmakers can repair it.
Article Title: The next great bailout: Social Security
Snippet from Article: "...According to the Tax Policy Institute, five out of six U.S. workers pay more in Social Security tax (including the employer's portion) than in federal income tax -- something that makes it especially important (and only fair) to preserve the program for lower earners, who get old-age benefits of up to 90% of their covered wages, while I get only 28%...."


Source: money.cnn.com

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

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Cyber Security Market: US Federal Government Will Invest $55 billion over Next 6 Years


Article Title: Cyber Security Market: US Federal Government Will Invest $55 billion over Next 6 Years
Snippet from Article: "...Persistent weaknesses in cyber security policies and practices continue to threaten the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of critical information and information systems used to support the operations, assets, and personnel of most federal agencies. Recently reported incidents at federal agencies have placed sensitive data at risk..."
Source: www.24-7pressrelease.com

More Reading: Guide to Computer Forensics and Investigations

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Senators seek to add workforce provisions to Defense bill


Article Title: Senators seek to add workforce provisions to Defense bill
Snippet from Article: "...move federal employees in Alaska, Hawaii and the U.S. territories from cost-of-living-adjustments to the locality pay system that applies to workers in the contiguous United States. It also would let civil servants in the Federal Employees Retirement System count unused sick..."
Source: www.govexec.com

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

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Little Hope for Pay Parity in 2010, but the Fight Continues


Article Title: Little Hope for Pay Parity in 2010, but the Fight Continues
Snippet from Article: "...More likely for civilians in 2010 is the 2.9 percent cost-of-living increase the Senate Appropriations Committee approved last week. That's certainly better than the 2 percent raise President Obama proposed..."
Source: www.washingtonpost.com

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

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

House financial services' oversight and investigations subcommittee told that federal employees, officials profit from insider trading knowledge


Article Title: House financial services' oversight and investigations subcommittee told that federal employees, officials profit from insider trading knowledge
Snippet from Article: "...laws should be tightened to keep federal employees and members of Congress from profiting from information they get on the job, a congressional panel was told on Monday. ..."
Source: www.cleveland.com

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

Monday, July 13, 2009

Senate committee endorses 2.9 percent federal pay raise


Article Title: Senate committee endorses 2.9 percent federal pay raise
Snippet from Article: "...approved a 2.9 percent pay increase for federal civilian employees in fiscal 2010, a bigger raise than that approved by the House..."
Source: www.govexec.com

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

Friday, July 10, 2009

Online attack hits US government Web sites

A botnet composed of about 50,000 infected computers has been waging a war against U.S. government Web sites and causing headaches for businesses in the U.S. and South Korea.


Article Title: Online attack hits US government Web sites
Snippet from Article: "...A more complete list of U.S. and South Korean sites targeted in the attack has been published by a Korean blogger who posted an analysis of the botnet code. According to this list, Amazon and Yahoo have also been targeted...."
Source: news.idg.no

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

GAO: Major Security Flaws at Federal Buildings


Article Title: GAO: Major Security Flaws at Federal Buildings
Snippet from Article: "..."It is simply unacceptable that federal employees working within buildings under FPS’ protection, and the visitors who pass through them, are so utterly exposed to potential attack by terrorists and other enemies," Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.)..."
Source: voices.washingtonpost.com

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

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Committee to Mark Up TSA Collective Bargaining Bill


Article Title: Committee to Mark Up TSA Collective Bargaining Bill
Snippet from Article: "...Democrats in the House Homeland Security Committee plan to approve a bill Thursday that would finally grant collective bargaining and other workplace rights to transportation security officers (TSOs), whose ranks continue to experience high job dissatisfaction and turnover...."
Source: www.hstoday.us

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

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Federal Employees Retirement Calculator


Article Title: Federal Employees Retirement Calculator
Snippet from Article: "...get a rough estimate of the Federal annuity you would be entitled to on the day of your retirement. Please note: this calculator is an estimate and should not be used as an exact calculation of your retirement benefits. For a more detailed and more precise estimate, please contact your agency's personnel office...Calculate the basic annuity for employees in the FERS, CSRS, or CSRS-offset retirement system, including credit for sick leave if applicable... ."
Source: usgs.gov

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

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Pay-hike disparity unlikely to stick


Article Title: Pay-hike disparity unlikely to stick
Snippet from Article: "...proposed the 2 percent raise, but I think that the 3.4 percent increase proposed for the military will most certainly result in the traditional argument of "pay parity" that has pretty much assured equal pay raises for both federal employees and military members...."
Source: fredericksburg.com

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

Monday, July 6, 2009

Social Security Numbering System Vulnerable to Fraud, Experts Say


Article Title: Social Security Numbering System Vulnerable to Fraud, Experts Say
Snippet from Article: "...By testing their algorithm on a half million publicly available records in the Social Security Administration’s Death Master File, the researchers were able to identify statistical patterns that then permitted extrapolating to the country’s living population, making it possible — in principle — to identify millions of Social Security numbers for individuals whose birth date and location were publicly available...."
Source: www.nytimes.com

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

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Government Sales and Auctions


Article Title: Government Sales and Auctions
Snippet from Article: "Buy new, seized, and surplus merchandise and real estate from the government. Some items sold online by auction or fixed price. Others available by public auction, sealed bid, or contact with a Realtor....government sells it all — cars, trucks, real estate, houses, buildings, land, computers, furniture, tools ...Stamps, art, maps, tapes, books, park passes, memorabilia, unusual items from government...Find a particular federal government agency's auction, sale or giftshop ...Find state and local government surplus auctions...."
Source: www.usa.gov

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Beloved NFFE President Richard N. Brown Passes Away at Age 47


Article Title: Beloved NFFE President Richard N. Brown Passes Away at Age 47
Snippet from Article: "...Rick was a trade unionist at heart. He came from a union family and maintained membership in NFFE-IAM and the Laborers Union, the latter being a membership he maintained after leaving construction to become a machinist. Rick was a strong advocate for federal employees. Never one to back down, Rick was a strong presence in the fight against several federal workforce initiatives aimed at contracting out federal government jobs and eliminating federal employees’ unions. ..."
Source: www.nffe.org

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

Statement by U.S. Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry on the Death of National Federation of Federal Employees President Richard N. Bro


Article Title: Statement by U.S. Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry on the Death of National Federation of Federal Employees President Richard N. Brown
Snippet from Article: "...He worked tirelessly on behalf of Federal employees. "Rick lived a life of service and leadership, and this is a tragic loss...."
Source: www.opm.gov

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

U.S. Government Jobs: Where They Are, What's Available and How to Get One

Article Title: The Book of U.S. Government Jobs: Where They Are, What's Available & How to Get One (10th edition) (Book of US Government Jobs)
About this book:

"...latest information available for finding and applying for federal government jobs. The author and editors have over 110 years of combined federal government service. Considering that federal employees earn an average annual compensation of $106,871, including pay and benefits, compared to $53,288 in the private sector, according to the United States Bureau of Economic Analysis, the federal sector is an attractive option for job seekers...."


Article Reference: The Book of U.S. Government Jobs: Where They Are, What's Available & How to Get One (10th edition) (Book of US Government Jobs)

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Federal Employee Salaries

2009 Salary Tables and Related Information


Article Title: Federal Employee Salaries
Snippet from Article: "...Salaries and Wages ... 2009 Pay Adjustments for Major Federal Pay Systems ... pay programs for Federal employees, including the General Schedule (GS), ......"
Source: www.opm.gov

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Congressional Research Service examines the Windfall Elimination Provision


Article Title: Congressional Research Service examines the Windfall Elimination Provision
Snippet from Article: "...The Windfall Elimination Provision reduces the Social Security benefits of workers who also have pension benefits from employment not covered by Social Security. Its purpose is to remove an advantage these workers would otherwise receive because Social Security's benefit formula is weighted..."
Source: hr.cch.com

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Saturday, July 4, 2009

DHS gathers more data on employees, contractors


Article Title: DHS gathers more data on employees, contractors
Snippet from Article: "...Homeland Security wants data on the people who work for the agency, regardless of whether they are federal employees or contractors. And a new Federal Register notice discloses that DHS is..."
Source: www.fiercegovernmentit.com

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Senate Defense bill to raise military pay by 3.4 percent


Article Title: Senate Defense bill to raise military pay by 3.4 percent
Snippet from Article: "...plans to approve a fiscal 2010 defense authorization bill that includes a 3.4 percent pay raise for military personnel, a half-percent higher than requested by the Obama administration, a Senate source said Tuesday...."
Source: www.govexec.com

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Federal pay and benefits provisions missing from Senate bill


Article Title: Federal pay and benefits provisions missing from Senate bill
Snippet from Article: "...The House approved measures that would allow workers under the Federal Employees Retirement System to count unused sick leave toward their retirement annuities..."
Source: www.govexec.com

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