Federal Employee News

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Joke's on you! Federal Workers' Kids Not Yet Eligible On Parents' Plan

Article Title: Federal Workers' Kids Not Yet Eligible On Parents' Plan


Snippet of Article: "...The federal employee health insurance program has announced that it is unlikely this year to offer young adults the ability to remain on their parents' policies until the age of 26. That means the government, which is the largest employer in the nation, will not follow the lead of some private insurance companies that will begin offering such coverage to young adults by June 1. ..."


Source: www.npr.org

Friday, April 23, 2010

Air marshal charged in gunpoint rape of Seattle woman

Article Title: Air marshal charged in gunpoint rape of Seattle woman

Snippet of Article: "..."The defendant used his position as a federal air marshal and his government-issued firearm to commit this crime," Senior Deputy Prosecutor Charles K. Sergis told the court. "He raped the victim and by threatening her with his gun and claiming she had to do what he said because he is an air marshal."..."

Source: www.seattlepi.com

Monday, April 19, 2010

How Much Should a Government Employee Make?

Article Title: How Much Should a Government Employee Make?


Snippet of Article: "...Which is why PolitiFact was surprised by Scott Brown's claims, which after fact-checking, proved false. Brown used Cato Institute numbers that put the average federal employee's salary at $79,197, compared to $50,028 in the private sector. It's easy to tell right away that those salaries aren't double, contrary to Brown's claim on This Week on Jan. 31, but PolitiFact did even more digging. ..."


Source: www.prospect.org

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Lisha Adams becomes first woman named overall Civilian of the Year by AUSA chapter

Article Title: Lisha Adams becomes first woman named overall Civilian of the Year by AUSA chapter


Snippet of Article: "...Among her responsibilities, Adams - who has more than 27 years of government experience - manages a military, civilian and contractor work force of more than 800 with an annual operating budget of more than $700 million...."


Source: al.com
Lisha Adams

Monday, April 5, 2010

Federal Worker Telework Increases...

Article Title: Better job applicants, hired faster, is OPM goal


Snippet of Article: "...When it comes to telework, Berry wants to increase by 50 percent the number of eligible federal workers who telework over the 2009 baseline level of 102,900.

He called telework an essential part of OPM's effort to improve work-life flexibilities..."


Source: fredericksburg.com