Federal Employee News

Monday, April 25, 2011

Hatch Act Reminder for Federal Employees

Article Title: Officials remind federal employees about Obama photos during campaign season

Snippet of Article: "...The Hatch Act prohibits government employees from engaging in political activity while on the job or using government vehicles. The U.S. Office of Special Counsel, which enforces the law, regularly updates its official guidance on the law around campaign season...."

Source: www.washingtonpost.com Hatch Act

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Suspicious boxes found at Federal Reserve Bank in Detroit last week

Article Title: Detroit Police Bomb Squad called into Federal Reserve Bank in Detroit

Snippet of Article: "...The Detroit Police Department Bomb Squad has given the all-clear after being called in to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Detroit Branch Monday morning...."

Source: www.wxyz.com Federal Reserve Bank in Detroit

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Paul Ryan is reverse of Robin Hood

Article Title: Paul Ryan's Budget Plan: Trillions for the Rich, Pain for Everyone Else

Snippet of Article: "...The tax cuts that conservatives have been pushing shows that they are not serious about addressing government deficits and debt. What they are serious about is increasing the wealth of the rich...."

Source: www.huffingtonpost.com

Friday, April 15, 2011

Republican budget cuts Federal Pay

Article Title: House passes bill that would cut fed pay, benefits

Snippet of Article: "...The House on Friday passed a Republican budget plan for fiscal 2012 that would freeze federal employees' step increases and pay raises for five years, cut the government's workforce by 10 percent, and require feds to pay much more into their pension plans...."

Source: www.federaltimes.com federal employee pay, Federal Pay Freeze, Federal Step Increase Freeze, Federal Job Cuts,

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The secret budget ... or protecting the elite ...DC Mayor arrested while protesting

Article Title: Budget cut details hammered out in secrecy

Snippet of Article: "...since they don’t know what the cuts will be and have no input in the process, they have no way of persuading lawmakers to take action.

“It’s very frustrating, because there are no details — we’re all waiting for information,’’ said Geoffrey Beckwith, executive director of the Massachusetts Municipal Association...."

Source: www.boston.com secret budget, budget details, Attacks on working class, DC Mayor arrested, protesting budget,

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Budget Details

Article Title: Schumer: Details of budget cuts arriving Monday

Snippet of Article: "...“The cuts are across the board. Everybody gives some pain,” Schumer said. “But as for the specifics, those are going to be published Monday.”..."

Source: cnn.com budget details, budget cuts,

Friday, April 8, 2011

Shutdown averted

Article Title: Here's How Paul Ryan's Budget Plan Screws Old People

Snippet of Article: "...the vouchers will cover less and less of the costs that Medicare covers today...."

Source: www.businessinsider.com Federal shutdown averted

Will you get paid in a government shutdown?

Article Title: Who gets paid if government shuts down?

Snippet of Article: "...active duty military and civilian government workers could see some of their pay delayed in a shutdown...."

Source: www.pnj.com Government shutdown pay, retirement pay during shutdown,

Government Shutdown News

Article Title: Government Shutdown: What to Expect

Snippet of Article: "...the reality of a possible government shutdown sets in, Washington Wire looks at what to expect from a temporary closure..."

Source: blogs.wsj.com Government shutdown news, Federal Shutdown news, shutdown news

Government shutdown and unemployment

Article Title: Furloughed federal workers can apply for unemployment

Snippet of Article: "...You file in the state in which you work, but it's different in each jurisdiction. ..."

Source: www.wtop.com Federal Government shutdown and unemployment

Government Shutdown: Abortion Agenda or Budget

Article Title: Reid Says Democrats Agree to $38 Billion in U.S. Budget Cuts

Snippet of Article: "...The two sides had agreed on everything but a $300 million cut for Planned Parenthood that House Republicans want included in a budget resolution to carry the government through the rest of the 2011 fiscal year, one Democratic official said earlier today. ..."

Source: www.bloomberg.com Federal Shutdown, Government Shutdown,

Thursday, April 7, 2011

How would a Government Shutdown affect you?

Article Title: How a government shutdown might affect you

Snippet of Article: "...Recipients of entitlement checks such as Social Security and Welfare can also rest easy. The government would continue to send out checks..."

Source: www.examiner.com Federal Shutdown, Government Shutdown, shutdown plans,

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Guidance and Information on Federal Furlough Website Announced

Article Title: The Potential Impact of a Lapse in Appropriations on Federal Employees

Snippet of Article: "...The President has made it clear that he does not want a government shutdown, and the Administration is willing and ready to work day and night to find a solution that all sides can agree with. That said, given the realities of the calendar, prudent management requires we plan for an orderly shutdown should the negotiations not be completed by the end of the current continuing resolution...."

Source: www.opm.gov/furlough2011 government shutdown guidance, federal employee furlough,

OPM request that federal health insurance programs provide incentives

Article Title: OPM asks health insurers to provide incentives for wellness programs

Snippet of Article: "...told representatives of companies providing coverage through the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program that they should encourage healthy lifestyles by offering “concrete incentives to participate in wellness and prevention activities.”..."

Source: www.washingtonpost.com Federal Employees Health Benefits Program

Monday, April 4, 2011

Federal shutdown news

Article Title: Feared federal shutdown is bad, but it's not end of world

Snippet of Article: "...What about the mail? What about the parks and forests? What about our wars?..."

Source: www.greatfallstribune.com federal shutdown