Federal Employee News

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Federal diversity initiative

Article Title: OPM chief discusses new diversity initiative

Snippet of Article: "...Berry on Monday cited OPM's previous accomplishments bringing in veterans and people with disabilities, speeding the hiring process and simplifying the recruitment process as evidence that the new diversity program will work. ..."

Source: www.govexec.com
Federal diversity initiative

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Snail mail to slow to a graveyard speed?

Article Title: Slower mail could save Postal Service $1.5B

Snippet of Article: "...Postal executives are seriously considering the idea and are expected to announce new plans regarding delivery schedules after Labor Day, according to USPS officials...."

Source: www.washingtonpost.com
Snail Mail, Postal Disservice, Destruction of the Postal Service, Postmaster General Donahoe,

Monday, August 15, 2011

Even Warren Buffett realizes tax inequity

Article Title: Stop Coddling the Super-Rich By WARREN E. BUFFETT

Snippet of Article: "...while most Americans struggle to make ends meet, we mega-rich continue to get our extraordinary tax breaks. Some of us are investment managers who earn billions from our daily labors but are allowed to classify our income as “carried interest,” thereby getting a bargain 15 percent tax rate. ..."

Source: www.nytimes.com

GAO study on federal long-term care insurance

Article Title: Akaka releases GAO study on federal long-term care insurance

Snippet of Article: "...“The rate increases raised serious concerns about the management of the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program and poor OPM oversight and communication with enrollees,” Akaka said. “As the need for long-term care has increased..."

Source: www.hawaii247.com

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Postal Service wants to destroy union contracts and layoff 120,000

Article Title: APWU Condemns USPS Proposals To Destroy Collective Bargaining, Crush Postal Workers

Snippet of Article: "...“The APWU will vehemently oppose any attempt to destroy the collective bargaining rights of postal employees or tamper with our recently-negotiated contract,” Guffey said. “Crushing postal workers and slashing service will not solve the Postal Service’s financial crisis...."

Source: www.apwu.org

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Transportation Sec. Ray LaHood is a hero to the American working class and the FAA

Article Title: Congress makes FAA deal: Ends needless layoffs. LaHood worked "24/7" for deal

Snippet of Article: "..."Congress' failure to reach a deal to extend FAA authorization before going home this week is no way to run a government. We can have our political battles, but we should not have them at the expense of working Americans."..."

Source: suntimes.com Transportation Sec. Ray LaHood, FAA,

American workers applaud Transportation Secretary Raymond LaHood for speaking up for FAA workers

Article Title: American workers applaud Transportation Secretary Raymond LaHood for speaking up for FAA workers

Snippet of Article: "...Transportation Secretary Raymond LaHood voiced a loud plea to Congress earlier, requesting they return from their five-week vacations, to put FAA employees back to work. ..."

Source: Federal Employee News FAA furlough, Transportation Secretary Raymond LaHood,

Congress holding America (FAA) 'hostage' over anti-union agenda?

Article Title: Ray LaHood: Americans being held 'hostage'

Snippet of Article: "...Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood kept up the pressure on members of Congress on Thursday, saying they are holding the American people “hostage” and calling on them to return to Washington to pass a bill extending funding for the Federal Aviation Administration...."

Source: www.politico.com anti-union

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Debt Deal Could Cost Federal Jobs

Article Title: Massive Federal Spending Cuts Will Worsen Economy

Snippet of Article: "..."Federal agencies will have to cut $7 billion from their current budgets under the first phase of this debt deal. This could mean cutting tens of thousands of federal jobs like Social Security claims representatives, doctors and nurses at VA hospitals, Border Patrol agents and EPA scientists...."

Source: www.sacbee.com Federal Jobs

Monday, August 1, 2011

TSP fund shifting during debt ceiling controversy

Article Title: Ramsey: 'If I Was a Federal Worker, I'd Be Afraid'

Snippet of Article: "...Personal money management expert and national radio personality Dave Ramsey took a stab at answering some of these questions on his radio show this week...."

Source: www.fedsmith.com