Federal Employee News

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

2013 pay raise

Article Title: Federal employee issues deferred by Congress

Snippet of Article: "...a 0.5 percent raise in April, while federal employee unions are pushing for such an increase to be made retroactive to the start of 2013. ..."

Source: www.washingtonpost.com 2013 federal salaries, 2013 Federal Pay Increase, 2013 Federal Pay Raise, federal worker pay,

Monday, September 24, 2012

2013 Federal Employees Health Benefits Program Premium Rates

Article Title: 2013 Federal Employees Health Benefits Program Premium Rates

Snippet of Article: "...On average, FEHB Program enrollees with self only coverage will pay $2.75 more per bi-weekly pay period, and enrollees with family coverage will pay $6.39 more. Premiums for Health Maintenance Organizations will increase an average of 5.3 percent, while Fee-for-Service plans will see an average increase of 3.0 percent...."

Source: www.opm.gov 2013 FEHBP rates

Friday, September 21, 2012

2013 COLA estimate for federal retirees

Article Title: Budget office makes 2013 COLA prediction

Snippet of Article: "...The newest estimate comes as CBO was putting a price tag on S 2259, the Senate’s version of a bill to increase veterans’ disability and survivor benefits by the same COLA paid to Social Security recipients. The House of Representatives already has passed a similar bill, HR 4114, in July...."

Source: www.marinecorpstimes.com 2013 COLA

Your shrinking paycheck

Article Title: FEHBP up 7.2% in two years, did your pay go up that much?

Federal workers' healthcare premiums to rise 3.4 percent

Snippet of Article: "...The average premium for federal employees will rise 3.4 percent next year, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced Thursday. The increase translates to an extra..."

Source: Federal Retirement News FEHBP

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Romey wants to reduce federal workforce, align federal pay

Article Title: Romney outlines $500 billion in annual pay, workforce, program cuts

Snippet of Article: "..."I will look to sharply increase the productivity of Washington by reducing federal government employment by 10 percent through attrition, by combining agencies and departments to reduce overhead, by cracking down on the $115 billion a year in improper payments in government programs, and by aligning government compensation with that of the private sector," Romney told the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce...."

Source: www.govexec.com

Monday, September 17, 2012

Federal Prison Industries (FPI)

Article Title: Two American Companies Layoff Hundreds Of Workers: Military Uniform Contracts Awarded To Prison Inmates

Snippet of Article: "...Alabama-based American Apparel was forced to close one plant and downsize at others due to the loss of contracts to prison inmates, according to company spokesman and retired Air Force Colonel Kurt Wilson. A total of 190 employees had their hours cut and 255 others were laid off this year.
Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/333741/two-american-companies-layoff-hundreds-of-workers-military-uniform-contracts-awarded-to-prison-inmates/#60cIUdGz7tUp0rOk.99

Source: www.inquisitr.com

Friday, September 14, 2012

Pay raise freeze unfair to federal employees

Article Title: Unions vow to fight extended pay freeze in spending bill

Snippet of Article: "...It is absolutely unfair to federal employees to delay the pay raise until the expiration of the CR. Federal employees bear no responsibility for the inability of the House and Senate to reconcile ..."

Source: thehill.com Pay raise

Bomb threat closes down several blocks in downtown Kansas City

Article Title: Man says bomb threat was huge misunderstanding

Snippet of Article: "...the man who walked into a downtown federal office building Friday and said something about being on the government's terrorist watch list...."

Source: www.kfdi.com

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Sequestration could lead to 270,000 lost federal jobs

Article Title: White House misses sequestration deadline; DoD will see 11% cut

Snippet of Article: "...All in all, sequestration could lead to 270,000 lost federal jobs throughout the government, and the furloughs of thousands more.

“And that’s just the first installment,” said Doug Criscitello, a former chief financial officer at the Housing and Urban Development Department and current managing director at Grant Thornton. “There’s nine of them [years of cuts]...."

Source: www.federaltimes.com

Friday, September 7, 2012

Airline Birthday Prank - FBI informs airline of alleged security threat

Article Title: US Airways security threat hoax was 'pretty nasty trick' played on passenger, officials say

Snippet of Article: "...The man taken off the jet and questioned was the victim of a hoax, apparently performed because Thursday was his birthday, officials said. ..."

Source: nbcnews.com

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Unfair labor practice filed against EPA

Article Title: AFGE files unfair labor practice against EPA for firing scientists

Snippet of Article: "...The American Federation of Government Employees filed an unfair labor practice charge with the Federal Labor Relations Authority, saying the firings of the two employees and disciplinary actions against two other employees were to "chill employees in the exercise of their rights to participate with the union." The scientists worked for the Ecosystems Research Division of the EPA's National Exposure Research Lab. ..."

Source: www.federalnewsradio.com