Federal Employee News

Friday, December 31, 2010

FBI age discrimination alleged

Article Title: FBI sued over alleged age discrimination

Snippet of Article: "...The lawsuit, filed this month in D.C. federal court, claims an FBI policy that limits the term limit of field office squad supervisors to five years is aimed at removing supervisors over 40 years old. ..."

Source: www.federalnewsradio.com Federal age discrimination

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Pay freeze stops cost-of-living allowances (COLA) for two years

Article Title: Federal Employee Pay Freeze Expanded

Snippet of Article: "...the pay freeze stops cost-of-living allowances (COLA) for two years, it does not, according to the Federal Times, affect normal step increases or bonuses for those in the system. The 1.4 million federal employees on the GS scale are still eligible for increases..."

Source: www.advisorone.com 2011 COLA, 2012 COLA, Federal Employee Pay Freeze, Federal employee salaries,

Monday, December 27, 2010

Federal Officer Indicted for Gun Smuggling and...

Article Title: FEDERAL OFFICER INDICTED FOR SMUGGLING GUNS AND MONEY THROUGH ATLANTA AIRPORT; 13 OTHERS INDICTED FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING

Snippet of Article: "...A U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer based at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport was arrested and charged along with 13 others for alleged drug trafficking in a ..."

Source: www.thecypresstimes.com Federal Gun Smuggler, Operation Rude Beast

Thursday, December 23, 2010

50 years of federal service

Article Title: 50 years of federal service

Snippet of Article: "...“People still want their mail,” said Pacha. “All we have to offer is service to our customers and I have always tried to provide that over the years.”
..."

Source: usps.gov Rich Pacha,

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

8a Business Development Program

Article Title: 8a Business Development Program

Snippet of Article: "...Information for 8a businesses and 8a business development including qualifications, ... 8(a) Firm to Compete Below the Competitive Threshold (Federal Agency ... Electronic 8(a) Certification and Annual Review System Users Guide ..."

Source: www.sba.gov Federal 8a Program

Federal Agency Proposes Posted Notice of the Right to Unionize

Article Title: U.S. Proposes Posted Notice of the Right to Unionize

Snippet of Article: "...The National Labor Relations Board said on Tuesday that it would require companies to post notices on their bulletin boards — and perhaps send out e-mail— to inform employees of their right to unionize under federal law. ..."

Source: www.nytimes.com

Monday, December 20, 2010

IRS Agent Gets Nearly 3 Years for Soliciting Bribe

Article Title: IRS Agent Gets Nearly 3 Years for Soliciting Bribe

Snippet of Article: "...33 months in prison for soliciting a $9,700 bribe from..."

Source: www.courthousenews.com Roger Anthony Coombs, IRS Federal worker,

Friday, December 17, 2010

DoD Seeks Comments on Federal IT Worker Job Swap

Article Title: DoD Seeks Comments on Federal IT Worker Job Swap

Snippet of Article: "...in the reverse, workers in the private sector of equivalent rank will be able to work within the government for the same period of time...."

Source: www.executivegov.com Information Technology Exchange

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

OPM's New Telework Policy

Article Title: AFGE Endorses OPM's New Telework Policy

Snippet of Article: "...policy that allows federal employees to telework on an unscheduled basis when severe weather conditions or other circumstances prevent employees from reporting to work in the Washington D.C. area. With this new policy, employees can continue to perform their job functions to keep the government running without being tied to their office...."

Source: www.prnewswire.com OPM's New Telework Policy

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

For Federal Employees

Article Title: USA.GOV for Federal Employees

Snippet of Article: "...Find resources on benefits, pay, policies, training, travel, collaboration, information technology, and more...."

Source: www.usa.gov Federal Employee benefits, pay, policies, training

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Federal Salary Council's Recommendations for Locality Pay in 2012

Article Title: Federal Salary Council's Recommendations for Locality Pay in 2012 (PDF Document)

Snippet of Article: "...As authorized by the Federal Employees Pay Comparability Act of 1990 (FEPCA), we present our recommendations for the establishment or modification of pay localities, the coverage of salary surveys conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) for use in the locality pay program, the process of comparing General Schedule (GS) pay to non-Federal pay, and the level of comparability payments for January 2012...."

Source: www.opm.gov 2012 Locality Pay

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

federal surplus equipment employee on paid leave during investigation

Article Title: State employee on paid leave after search at surplus site

Snippet of Article: "...employee in charge of finding federal surplus and getting it to qualified recipients, Vern Jones, chief procurement officer for the Division of General Services, said Friday...."

Source: www.adn.com
federal surplus property

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Miami Postal Worker Shot

Article Title: Postal Worker Shot in Biscayne Gardens

Snippet of Article: "...discovered a male postal worker shot several times...."

Source: www.nbcmiami.com Postal worker shot, postal shooting, postman shot in Miami, Miami postal shooting,

Federal employees strike back

Article Title: Federal employees strike back

Snippet of Article: "...A quick check of salary.com, for example, reveals that my private sector counterparts earn somewhere between 35 percent and 50 percent more than I do! What I can’t tell from my rudimentary research is whether they spend the same number of nights, weekends, holidays and special occasions away from their families...."

Source: www.gazette.com Federal Pay Freeze

Monday, December 6, 2010

Google, Unisys Gain Cloud Email Momentum In Federal Government

Article Title: Google, Unisys Gain Cloud Email Momentum In Federal Government

Snippet of Article: "...In the process, GSA claimed to be the first federal agency to move e-mail into the cloud on an agency-wide basis. Unisys partners with Google, Tempus Nova, and Acumen Solutions...."
Source: www.mspmentor.net

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Could fed pay freeze hurt nation's cyber security efforts?

Article Title: Could fed pay freeze hurt nation's cyber security efforts?

Snippet of Article: "...But the military faces steep competition from its web of defense contractors, companies including Booz Allen Hamilton, Computer Sciences Corp., and Northrop Grumman Corp., for that top-tier-tech talent. In many cases, those companies are able to pay more than Uncle Sam, and the proposed federal pay freeze could make it that much harder for Cyber Command to recruit..."
Source: Baltimore Business Journal federal pay freeze, federal cyber security,

Friday, December 3, 2010

Bipartisan Debt Commission Fails to Get the Votes

Article Title: Bipartisan Debt Commission Fails to Get the Votes

Snippet of Article: "...it failed to get the 14 votes from its members required to send its proposal to Congress, according to media reports. The 59-page program of recommendations to slash the deficit by $4 billion over 10 years had something in it to offend everyone..."

Source: www.dailyfinance.com Federal Employee Pay, Federal Pay Freeze