Federal Employee News

Friday, July 27, 2012

Potential federal employee layoffs on the way ...or will layoffs be averted?

Article Title: Tens of Thousands of Federal Employees to Get Layoff Notices Right Before Election

Snippet of Article: "...Moreover, to comply with a separate Congressional law, layoff notices must be given 60 days prior to any federal employee personnel cuts. That means that four days before the election, a bunch of workers in the Pentagon and throughout government, including a large segment working in the swing state of Virginia, are likely to get a pink slip...."

Source: firedoglake.com sequestration budget cuts

Monday, July 23, 2012

2013 Federal Employee Pay Raise Update

Article Title: For federal employees, budget options range from bad to worse

Snippet of Article: "...several plans to avoid sequestration would hit federal employees in other ways. House Budget Committee Republicans are citing as an alternative a bill the House passed in May. That bill would require all federal employees to pay an additional 5 percent of salary toward their retirement annuities, beginning with a 1.5 percent increase in 2013...."

Source: www.washingtonpost.com

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

2013 Federal Pay Raise Update

Article Title: Pay raise, maybe. Pay cut, probably!

Snippet of Article: "...for federal and postal workers and for retired and about-to-retire civil servants. At issue are how much (if any) of an inflation-catchup federal retirees will get in January, how much (if any) the 2013 federal pay raise will be and how much take-home pay will be cut if workers are forced to pay more for their future pensions. ..."

Source: www.federalnewsradio.com 2013 Federal Pay Raise

Friday, July 13, 2012

Best financial questions by federal workers

Article Title: Coming up: planning for your future

Snippet of Article: "...some of the best financial questions that have been raised in our seminars by your fellow federal workers. ..."

Source: www.federalnewsradio.com

Monday, July 2, 2012

Fast and Furious: Not the Postal Service!

Article Title: It's The End of an Era: No More First Class Mail

Snippet of Article: "...Beginning July 1, overnight single piece first class mail delivery will end. Henceforth, delivery will take two to three days. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe announced..."

Source: patch.com