Federal Employee News

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

2011 Federal Employee Pay Raise

Article Title: Panel Passes 1.4 Percent Pay Raise

Snippet of Article: "...in line with the change in the private sector's wages from September 2008 to September 2009, according to the Labor Department's Employment Cost Index...."

Source: wiredworkplace.nextgov.com

Monday, August 23, 2010

Federal Employment and Student Loans

Article Title: Gov't repaying more student loans for employees

Snippet of Article: "...The federal government's loan repayment program started in 2002 as a recruitment and retention tool. Agencies can make repayments up to $10,000 annually, with maximum payouts of $60,000, but workers must sign an agreement to work for at least three years. ..."

Source: washingtonpost.com

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

2010 Census was $1.6 billion under budget

Article Title: 2010 Census was $1.6 billion under budget

Snippet of Article: "...It's still unknown exactly how much will go back to the government because census operations are scheduled to continue through the end of September, but officials said it will be no less than $1.6 billion. Congress will have the final say on where the money goes...."

Source: washingtonpost.com