Federal Employee News

Monday, September 26, 2011

Federal Employees Leave Transfer Act of 2011

Article Title: Congressmen Introduce “Federal Employees Leave Transfer Act of 2011”

Snippet of Article: "...Once enacted, federal employees will be permitted to donate their excess sick leave to agency leave banks, augmenting currently established annual leave banks. ..."

Source: moran.house.gov

Friday, September 23, 2011

a House recommendation would require federal employees to pay half the defined pension benefit

Article Title: Deficit reduction pain for federal employees could be worse, some say

Snippet of Article: "...For example, the version of the fiscal 2012 budget resolution the House passed included a recommendation that would require federal employees to pay for half the defined benefit they receive with their pensions at retirement. ..."

Source: www.govexec.com
federal worker retirement, federal pensions,

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Army Material Command offers buyouts

Article Title: Buyouts beginning at Army

Snippet of Article: "...Army Materiel Command today said it is offering $25,000 buyouts to 33 civilian employees in its headquarters..."

Source: Federal Retirement News Army Materiel Command, Federal Employee Buyouts, Federal Employee Early Retirement, Voluntary Erarly Retirement Federal Retirement News

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Government is outsourcing some functions that shouldn’t be outsourced

Article Title: Gov’t contractors cost far more than federal workers

Snippet of Article: "...Government is outsourcing some functions that shouldn’t be outsourced at all. In many cases, outsourced functions are so specialized, with so few legitimate bidders for the job, that pricing competition is non-existent. You’re essentially seeking bids from a monopoly industry. ..."

Source: ajc.com
Government outsourcing

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Service to America Medals

Article Title: Top-notch federal workers honored for their service

Snippet of Article: "...The Service to America Medals — considered one of the most prestigious honors a civilian federal employees can receive — honored workers nominated by their peers for their work in the worlds of science, the military, national intelligence, justice, the environment and other government services...."

Source: www.washingtonpost.com
Service to America Medals

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Postal Service Announcement Expected Thursday, September 15, 2011

Article Title: Postal Service Announcement

Snippet of Article: "...On September 15, 2011, the U.S. Postal Service has reported it will release to the media an announcement identifying a list of Area Mail Processing Feasibility Studies for..."

Source: The Postal Newsgroup Area Mail Processing Feasibility Studies

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

More attacks on Federal Pay

Article Title: Obama's New Economic Chief Understands Federal Employee Pay

Snippet of Article: "...Early in his academic career, Krueger performed innovative work comparing the wages of federal employees to those of private sector workers...."

Source: www.weeklystandard.com Council of Economic Advisors, Alan Krueger,

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Federal Workers Sharing 9-11 Stories

Article Title: Federal workers share their post-9/11 realities

Snippet of Article: "...asked federal workers to share their stories of how the terrorist attack of Sept. 11, 2001 changed their lives as government employees. ..."

Source: www.washingtonpost.com

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Health plans for Congress same as all federal employees

Article Title: PolitiFact: Health plans for Congress same as all federal employees

Snippet of Article: "...The same buffet of plans is available to federal government workers and members of Congress. They pick the plan that is best for them, and they pay the same price. In short, there is no discount for members of Congress, or their staffs...."

Source: www.tampabay.com