Federal Employee News

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Weakening of the federal retirement safety net

Article Title: Baby Boom Retirement: Financial Security Fades

Snippet of Article: "...it's vital to fend off any weakening of the federal retirement safety net..."

Source: www.theledger.com
federal retirement safety net, Medicare, Social Security,,

Monday, November 28, 2011

Federal records management system gets attention

Article Title: Obama wants better digital archive of federal records

Snippet of Article: "...announcement could be a boon for the Archives, which is facing a multi-year reorganization and earned the lowest ratings of any large federal agency in a recent survey of federal employees...."

Source: www.washingtonpost.com

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Guidance issued by OPM on workforce restructuring

Article Title: OPM issues guidance on workforce restructuring

Snippet of Article: "...A memo from OPM Director John Berry includes information for chief human capital officers on buyouts, early retirement packages, layoffs and reassignments...."

Source: www.govexec.com

Friday, November 25, 2011

Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings

Article Title: Getting federal employees and managers on the same page

Snippet of Article: "...listed No. 1 in this year’s Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings, had been rated 25th out of 30 large agencies six years ago. ..."

Source: www.washingtonpost.com

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Federal Employee health care open season begins

Article Title: 'Open season' begins for federal employee health care

Snippet of Article: "...Even if a federal employee is happy with current health insurance, officials say it's probably a good idea to do at least a little research during "open season," which began Monday and runs through Dec. 12...."

Source: www.army.mil

Friday, November 11, 2011

USPS proposed health plan likely to cost agency more

Article Title: USPS proposal to leave federal health benefits program questioned

Snippet of Article: "...The U.S. Postal Service’s proposal to withdraw from the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program likely will cost the cash-strapped agency more money, according to a health insurance expert...."

Source: gnom.es

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Complete ban on smoking in Federal Buildings

Article Title: Bill Aims to Snuff Smoke Spots in Fed Buildings

Snippet of Article: "...President Bill Clinton banned smoking in most federal offices by executive order in 1997. The order allowed for the establishment of smoking rooms...."

Source: www.newsmax.com