Federal Employee News

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

federal contracting bribery sentences

Article Title: 11 sentenced in federal contracting bribery scheme

Snippet of Article: "...Eleven employees and contractors with the U.S. General Services Administration, which manages basic services and buildings for federal agencies, have been sentenced in contracting bribery schemes...."

Source: www.ktul.com

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

2012 Federal Retiree COLA 3.6 percent (FERS is less)

Article Title: Federal retirees to get COLA increase

Snippet of Article: "...those who retired under the Federal Employees Retirement System and who are eligible for COLAs will receive 1 percentage point less. The FERS system generally doesn’t pay inflation adjustments until age 62..."

Source: www.washingtonpost.com 2012 COLA, 2010 Retiree COLA, Federal Retirement COLA 2012,

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Federal Disability Retirement

Article Title: FERS and CSRS Federal Disability Retirement: Understanding the Practical Application of a Theoretical Construct

Snippet of Article: "...In preparing, formulating and filing a Federal Disability Retirement application under FERS or CSRS, the world of reality should necessarily intersect with the theoretical construct, if one is to be successful in the endeavor. Success, ultimately, is defined by an approval of a Federal Disability Retirement application, either under FERS or CSRS, from the Office of Personnel Management or..."

Source: www.fedsmith.com Federal Disability Retirement

Federal Employee Buyout for the federal National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Article Title: NREL offers voluntary buyouts to employees

Snippet of Article: "...Masson said the lab currently doesn’t have plans to start forced layoffs if enough people don’t take the voluntary buyout, which includes provisions for severance pay and medical benefits...."

Source: www.bizjournals.com Federal Employee Buyout

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Federal Employee pay freeze for third year being considered

Article Title: Senators call for extending federal pay freeze for third year

Snippet of Article: "...Congress should freeze the pay of federal employees for a third year and retool calculations of their retirement benefits to help pay down the federal deficit, two senators responsible for federal personnel issues said Friday...."

Source: www.washingtonpost.com

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Rep. John Duncan Jr., R-Tenn., says Federal Employees Should not get early retirement

Article Title: Lawmaker urges end to early federal retirement

Snippet of Article: "...Rep. John Duncan Jr., R-Tenn., said in a letter last week to members of the congressional super committee. "As much as American lifespans have increased, we simply cannot afford to allow people to draw federal pensions at such young ages." ..."

Source: www.govexec.com

Monday, October 3, 2011

How are 'Federal Workers' going to protect their meager wages, Social Security, minimum wage laws and federal agencies against multi-billionaire ideologies?

Article Title: Koch Brothers Flout Law With Secret Iran Sales

Snippet of Article: "...In 1980, David Koch ran for vice president on the Libertarian ticket, pledging to abolish Social Security, the Federal Reserve System, welfare, minimum wage laws and federal agencies -- including the Department of Energy, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Central Intelligence Agency. ..."

Source: www.bloomberg.com
Social Security, the Federal Reserve System, welfare, minimum wage laws, Department of Energy, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Central Intelligence Agency,

How are 'Federal Workers' going to protect their meager wages, Social Security, minimum wage laws and federal agencies against multi-billionaire ideologies?

Federal agencies at cyber risk

Article Title: GAO: Federal data at cyber risk

Snippet of Article: "...the report finds that the actions of federal employees — sometimes intentional and at other times accidental — can also pose cybersecurity risks to the government..."

Source: www.politico.com cyber threats, data security,