Federal Employee News

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Challenging government sponsorships of pro sports

Article Title: Reg Wydeven column: Government sponsorships of professional sports challenged

Snippet of Article: "...During the glory days of Lance Armstrong's professional cycling career, the U.S. Postal Service spent $31.9 million to sponsor his racing team from 2001 to 2004. This amounted to approximately 65 percent of the team's total budget and may help explain part of the USPS' $7 billion deficit..."

Source: Federal Employee News, Pro Sports and Government Money

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

House passes bill to cut 800,000 Federal Jobs

Article Title: Perlmutter blasts House for passing bill to cut 800,000 federal jobs

Snippet of Article: "...The Colorado delegation voted strictly on party lines, with all four Republicans voting in favor of the bill and the three Democrats voting in opposition...."

Source: coloradoindependent.com

Will Dems Give In to Republican Cuts to Avoid Shutdown?

Article Title: Government Shutdown Chicken

Snippet of Article: "...Republicans meanwhile are planning to send a short term budget to the Senate, with some cutbacks in it, to keep the government running for 30 days, daring Democrats to allow a government shutdown...."

Source: ajc.com

Friday, February 18, 2011

Politicians Attacking Federal Employee Unions

Article Title: Lawmakers move to halt step increases, other raises for rest of year

Snippet of Article: "...Another Rokita amendment would bar federal employees from being paid for time spent working for or on behalf of a union or other labor organization...."

Source: www.federaltimes.com

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agents Shot in Mexico

Article Title: 2 ICE Agents Shot, 1 Killed in Mexico

Snippet of Article: "...two U.S. ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) agents were shot in the line of duty today approximately 100 miles outside Mexico City...."

Source: www.cbsnews.com

Federal Marshals Shot

Article Title: Federal Marshals Wounded in Elkins

Snippet of Article: "...Three deputy U.S. Marshals are recovering from gunshot wounds suffered Wednesday morning in the line of duty. ..."

Source: www.wvmetronews.com Federal Marshals

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Federal jobs offer options

Article Title: Federal jobs offer options

Snippet of Article: "..."Across the country, there has been a renewed interest in federal jobs," said Andrew Harper, the internship coordinator at the St. Edward's University Career Planning office. "The millennial generation has indicated in research that they want to have a purpose or make a difference in their careers."..."

Source: www.hilltopviewsonline.com Federal Employment

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Feds support social media freedom of speech

Article Title: Feds settle case of woman fired over Facebook site

Snippet of Article: "...Employers should think twice before trying to restrict workers from talking about their jobs on Facebook (News - Alert) or other social media...."

Source: tmcnet.com