Federal Employee News

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

USPS VP: It’s Time to Implement Five-Day Mail Delivery

Article Title: USPS VP: It’s Time to Implement Five-Day Mail Delivery


Snippet of Article: "...Assuming the PRC and Congress approve the plan, Pulcrano said it would take about six months to implement five-day mail delivery. PRC Chairman Ruth Goldway said last week it might take six to nine months for her panel to issue an advisory opinion...."


Source: multichannelmerchant.com

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Busted: Fraudulently collecting federal employee retirement benefits

Article Title: West Frankfort sentenced for fraudulently collecting retirement benefits


Snippet of Article: "...18 months in prison Monday, the judge also ordered her to repay more than $240,000 to the federal Civil Service Retirement System.
..."


Source: www.fox2now.com

Monday, March 22, 2010

Federal Employee Retirement Source

A fantastic resource for the federal employee Getting Ready for Retirement is FederlSoup.com's Federal Employee Retirement forum. Learn from other government employee's who have previously retired and those asking question about retiring from the federal government. Get information on both Your Fers Retirement: How to Prepare for It, How to Enjoy It and Your CSRS Retirement: How to Prepare for It, How to Enjoy It.

Monday, March 15, 2010

OPM's Berry blasts Washington Times editorial on federal pay

Article Title: OPM's Berry blasts Washington Times editorial on federal pay


Snippet of Article: "...Berry said. "Do they think that the researchers at NIH who are developing cures for cancer today are bureaucrats sitting at their desks? Do they think the TSA employees who are screening people who are sitting next to you on the airplane today -- are they just sitting at their desks? Are the Customs and Border Patrol..."


Source: voices.washingtonpost.com

Thursday, March 4, 2010

2010 Federal Census Questions

Article Title: 2010 Federal Census Questions


The Questions on the Form



  • How many people were living or staying in this house, apartment, or mobile home on April 1, 2010?

  • Were there any additional people staying here April 1, 2010 that you did not include in Question 1?

  • Is this house, apartment, or mobile home: owned with mortgage, owned without mortgage, rented, occupied without rent?

  • What is your telephone number?

  • Please provide information for each person living here. Start with a person here who owns or rents this house, apartment, or mobile home. If the owner or renter lives somewhere else, start with any adult living here. This will be Person 1. What is Person 1's name?

  • What is Person 1's sex?

  • What is Person 1's age and Date of Birth?

  • Is Person 1 of Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin?

  • What is Person 1's race?

  • Does Person 1 sometimes live or stay somewhere else?


Source: This information was garnered from Census.gov
2010 Federal Census Questions

House Passes Bill to Protect Federal Retirees from the 2010 Medicare Premium Increase

Article Title: House Passes Bill to Protect Federal Retirees from the 2010 Medicare Premium Increase


Snippet of Article: "...Federal Retiree COLA ... Budget Office (CBO) has predicted the possibility of no COLA for 2011 and 2012...."


Source: www.myfederalretirement.com


Stay tuned to the Federal News Group for updates on the 2011 COLA, 2012 COLA, 2013 COLA, as well as the windfall elimination fight.

2010 Cost-of-Living Allowance (COLA)

Article Title: 2010 Cost-of-Living Allowance (COLA)


Snippet of Article: "...2010 COLA Update: Due to the current recession and subsequent reduction in the cost-of-living for many areas, the 2010 CONUS COLA rates have dropped for most Military Housing Areas (MHA), with the exception of..."


Source: www.military.com

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Postal Service expected to announce '‘significant changes'

Article Title: Postal Service expected to announce '‘significant changes'


Snippet of Article: "...to consolidate about 3,000 post offices drew a firestorm of protest from the public and lawmakers. But the Postal Service is considering more next year, potentially closing thousands of locations and moving some products and services to nearby supermarkets, office supply stores and pharmacies. ..."


Source: www.washingtonpost.com

Monday, March 1, 2010

DOT Says Furloughs to Begin Monday

Article Title: DOT Says Furloughs to Begin Monday


Snippet of Article: "...Because of the shutdown, federal inspectors will be removed from critical construction projects, forcing work to come to a halt on federal lands, DOT said...."


Source: www.ttnews.com