Federal Employee News

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Post Office Offers $15,000 Retirement Incentive Now!

USPS Offers $15,000 Retirement or Resignation Incentive
The United States Postal Service is offering a $15,000 Retirement or resignation incentive to certain employees. The first installment will be $10,000 in November 2009 and the other $5000 will be one year later. Mailings will go out in the next few days to eligible employees. Stay tuned for more details. Update coming soon. The Postal Newsgroup

Monday, August 24, 2009

Do members of Congress pay into Social Security?

Article Title: Eating Crow……..Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken!
Snippet of Article: "...Members of Congress began paying into Social Security in 1983..."

Source: www.jacksonville.com

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No cost of living increase for Social Security

Article Title: No cost of living increase for Social Security
Snippet of Article: "...For the first time in a generation, the trustees who oversee Social Security are projecting there won't be a cost of living adjustment (COLA) for the next two years. ..."

Source: www.digitaljournal.com

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Privacy Act of 1974; Notice of a Computer Matching Program

Article Title: Privacy Act of 1974; Notice of a Computer Matching Program
Snippet of Article: "...The DoD, as the matching agency under the Privacy Act is hereby giving notice to the record subjects of a computer matching program between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and DoD that their records are being matched by computer. The purpose of this agreement is to verify an individual's continuing eligibility for VA benefits by identifying VA disability benefit recipients who return to active [Page Number 39648] duty and to ensure that benefits are terminated if appropriate...."

Source: callcenterinfo.tmcnet.com

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Monday, August 17, 2009

Federal Employee Furloughs

Article Title: Can Obama Order Federal Furloughs?
Snippet of Article: "...15 days without pay to turn that money back to taxpayers' use, because they're getting laid off, they're getting cut back, there are no jobs out there," Daley said earlier this month...."

Source: washingtonpost.com

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Obama labor relations proposal draws praise

Article Title: Obama labor relations proposal draws praise
Snippet of Article: "...Dougan said he thought including two more federal employee unions on the council would be productive, because they would broaden the cross-section of front-line employees represented...."

Source: www.govexec.com

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Saturday, August 15, 2009

New USPTO head faces rocky seas ahead

Article Title: New USPTO head faces rocky seas ahead
Snippet of Article: "...Only the recent passage of H.R. 3114 -- emergency legislation approved by Congress before they left town for August recess, and signed by President Obama -- gave the patent side of PTO temporary authority to borrow as much as $70 million from the trademark side. That action staved off the prospects of layoffs. ..."

Source: www.federalnewsradio.com

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

National Labor Relations

Article Title: Obama Follows Clinton's Lead On Creating Labor Council
Snippet of Article: "...create agency-level forums charged with identifying and correcting federal workplace problems, provide for the involvement of employees and union representatives in decisions before those decisions are final, and develop an evaluation process to document "progress and improvements in employee satisfaction and organizational performance."..."

Source: www.washingtonpost.com

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Monday, August 10, 2009

2008 Federal Employee Salary Search

Article Title: 2008 Federal Employee Salary Search
Snippet of Article: "...Enter a name, or select an agency, job title or location to begin your search. Not all fields need to be filled out. The results will show the adjusted base salary and any merit award from federal fiscal year 2008. On the results page, you may click on a column heading to sort the results.
Employees involved in security work, the FBI, CIA, Defense Department, nuclear materials, IRS, and jobs essential to national security are excluded...."

Source: app.com

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Your Social Security retirement or disability benefits may be reduced

Article Title: Your Social Security retirement or disability benefits may be reduced
Snippet of Article: "...The Windfall Elimination Provision primarily affects you if you earned a pension in any job where you did not pay Social Security taxes and you also worked in other jobs long enough to qualify for a Social Security retirement or disability benefit. For example..."

Source: www.ssa.gov

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Sunday, August 9, 2009

2010 Federal Retiree COLA

Article Title: CAUSEY: Retirees won't get COLAs next year
Snippet of Article: "...COLA!

Monthly payments to the millions under Social Security, federal civil service or military retirement plans will be the same next year as they are right now. However...."

Source: www.washingtontimes.com

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Protect America, Stop Obama's Defense Cuts

Article Title: Protect America, Stop Obama's Defense Cuts
Snippet of Article: "...protect America by:
* restoring missile defense funding,
* giving our troops the equipment they need to complete their missions, and,
* not including war funding, maintain a minimum defense budget of 4% of GDP...."

Source: www.heritage.org

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Federal Employees give career advice

Article Title: [PDF] Federal Employees give career advice
Snippet of Article: "...summarized what Federal employees perceive to be important career accelerators in the accompanying table. These accelerators provide practical strategies for employees to explore in terms of how to advance their careers, as well as identifying roles supervisors can play in helping them...."

Source: www.mspb.gov

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Monday, August 3, 2009

Former AMCOM Employee Claims He Paid the Price for Exposing Fake Degrees

Article Title: Former AMCOM Employee Claims He Paid the Price for Exposing Fake Degrees
Snippet of Article: "...Maxey filed a grievance against AMCOM and was represented by the American Federation of Government Employees Union... stated in the grievance that "Major General Pillsbury has a problem for his AMCOM representative to the U.S. Ambassador, the Office of Military Cooperation Commander, and the Egyptian government is an employee... with known bogus credentials." Pillsbury denied the grievance and his decision was final....."

Source: www.whnt.com

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Postal Service Layoffs?

Article Title: Stopping Saturday mail delivery could mean layoffs for USPS
Snippet of Article: "...layoffs are a possibility, a top USPS official acknowledged to House lawmakers on Thursday.

"I can't say or guarantee that there wouldn't be layoffs," said Jordan Small, USPS acting vice president..."

Source: www.govexec.com

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