Federal Employee News

Monday, June 27, 2011

legislator that would harm federal employees?

Article Title: Constituents, Union to Protest Anti-Worker Lawmaker

Snippet of Article: "...The American Federation of Government Employees is organizing the rally outside Rep. Scott's West Ashley office to bring attention to policies being championed by the legislator that would harm federal employees and hard-working Americans in South Carolina and across the country...."

Source: www.prnewswire.com

How about a five percent pay cut?

Article Title: Unions urge administration to protect FERS pensions

Snippet of Article: "...an increase in employee contributions represents a selective rise in payroll tax that could exceed 5 percent of employees' income. ..."

Source: www.govexec.com

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Postal Service suspends pension payments

Article Title: Postal Service suspends retirement payments

Snippet of Article: "...“The Postal Service believes there will be no impact on employees. Also, the action will have no impact on current retirees,” said David A. Partenheimer, a Postal Service spokesperson. ..."

Source: www.washingtonpost.com USPS pension payments

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

President's Veterans Employment Initiative 2010 Increases Veterans Federal Employment Numbers

Article Title: More Than 72,000 Veterans Hired in Federal Government in FY 2010

President Obama's Veterans Employment Initiative Succeeding

Washington, DC - The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has released Employment of Veterans in the Federal Executive Branch for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010, a document which tells a success story of the hiring of 72,133 veterans in the federal government in FY 2010. This is an increase of approximately 2,000 more veterans than were hired in FY 2009.

"Through the President's Veterans Employment Initiative, OPM and our agency partners are helping tens of thousands of veterans and their families continue their legacy of service," said OPM Director John Berry. "These are some of the best, brightest and hardest-working Americans in the federal government. While we've accomplished a lot in the first year, too many veterans are still unemployed and we're going to keep pushing to do even better going forward."

The document also highlights two other important accomplishments. First, 25.6 percent of total new hires across the federal government in FY 2010 were veterans. This is a 1.6 percentage point increase from FY 2009. Second, of the veterans hired in FY 2010, 23,140 are disabled veterans compared to 20,448 in FY 2009. This is a 1.2 percentage point increase.

To view Employment of Veterans in the Federal Executive Branch for FY 2010, please visit www.FedsHireVets.gov.

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Source: http://www.opm.gov/news/more-than-72000-veterans-hired-in-federal-government-in-fy-2010,1672.aspx

Monday, June 13, 2011

Rep. Darrell Issa wants more federal workforce reductions

Article Title: Shrink federal workforce by 10%: House GOP

Snippet of Article: "...10% by 2015. For every three retiring federal workers, the government would only be allowed to hire one replacement. The measure would would save an estimated $127.5 billion over 10 years if adopted, according to Reps. Darrell Issa of California, Dennis Ross of Florida and Jason Chaffetz of Utah, the bill's sponsors...."

Source: cnn.com