Federal Employee News

Friday, November 30, 2012

GOP’s Sen. Bob Corker proposes cuts to federal workforce

Article Title: Union slams proposed cuts to federal workforce from GOP’s Sen. Bob Corker

Snippet of Article: "...the proposals, which Corker has shared with Congressional leaders and the White House, do not represent serious solutions for avoiding the fiscal cliff. He criticized the plan for “relying heavily on federal workforce cuts.”..."

Source: www.washingtonpost.com

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

NASA workers most satisfied federal employees

Article Title: NASA workers are most satisfied federal employees

Snippet of Article: "..."Stresses on public servants - including continued tight budgets and pay freezes - are reflected in our Global Satisfaction indicator, even while more than two-thirds of employees recommend their organization as a good place to work," says Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry, in a letter attached to the survey results. ..."

Source: www.wtop.com

Monday, November 26, 2012

Fiscal cliff divers should be prepared for jump in defense sector

Article Title: Levin: Defense employees should be worried about sequestration

Snippet of Article: "...Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) warned on Sunday that those employed in the defense industry should be worried about the possibility of sequestration...."

Source: www.politico.com

Thursday, November 15, 2012

New Federal employee whistle blower Law will strengthen protections

Article Title: New whistleblower law will significantly strengthen federal employee protections

Snippet of Article: "...The legislation provides millions of federal workers with the rights they need to safely report government corruption and wrongdoing. "After a 13 year rollercoaster campaign..."

Source: www.climatesciencewatch.org Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Government Liquidation (GL): surplus and scrap assets of the United States Department of Defense

Article Title: Government Liquidation (GL): surplus and scrap assets of the United States Department of Defense

Snippet of Article: "...Government Liquidation (GL), a Liquidity Services, Inc. marketplace is the exclusive contractor of the DLA Disposition Services for the sale of surplus and scrap assets of the United States Department of Defense (DOD). GL operates an innovative and powerful online sales channel that enables surplus buyers to purchase available government assets in a convenient and open environment. GL utilizes world-class logistics, technology, marketing and customer service capabilities to assemble and promotes available property for the convenience of its buyers. With over 500 different commodity categories and thousands of surplus items added weekly to our inventory,..."

Source: www.govliquidation.com Government surplus,

TSA employees overwhelmingly ratify contract

Article Title: TSA Workers Ratify First Union Contract

Snippet of Article: "...“This agreement will mean better working conditions, fair evaluation practices and safer workplaces, and in doing so, it will improve morale. This is important because low morale leads to unsafe levels of attrition in an agency where a stable, professional workforce of career employees is vital to its national security mission...."

Source: www.afge.org

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Petraeus affair leads to FBI search

Article Title: FBI says agents at the home of Petraeus' lover

Snippet of Article: "...FBI agents are at the North Carolina home of the woman whose affair with retired general David Petraeus led to his resignation as CIA director...."

Source: www.usatoday.com

Monday, November 12, 2012

Was Petraeus affair a security breach?

Article Title: Friend: Petraeus began affair after taking CIA job

Snippet of Article: "...Concerned that emails Petraeus exchanged with Broadwell raised the possibility of a security breach, the FBI brought the matter up with him directly, according to the official..."

Source: www.chicagotribune.com Petraeus

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

WARN Act: What is it?

Article Title: The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act

Snippet of Article: "...WARN offers protection to workers, their families and communities by requiring employers to provide notice 60 days in advance of covered plant closings and covered mass layoffs. This notice must be provided to either affected workers or their representatives (e.g., a labor union); to the State dislocated worker unit; and to the appropriate unit of local government...."

Source: www.doleta.gov WARN Act

Monday, November 5, 2012

Time to review healthcare and insurance at OPM.gov

Article Title: Time to review healthcare and insurance at OPM.gov

Snippet of Article: "...Federal employees, retirees and survivors can choose coverage from the widest selection of health plans in the country. ..."

Source: www.opm.gov

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Sequestration, the WARN Act and Federal employees (Iowa)

Article Title: WARN Act: Sequestration gives layoff law a day in the sun

Snippet of Article: "...Job loss estimates due to sequestration include 48,059 jobs in health care, 98,953 in construction, 473,250 in manufacturing and 617,449 federal positions...."

Source: thegazette.com WARN Act

Thursday, November 1, 2012

federal agencies and organizations that service federal employees are beginning to reopen

Article Title: What's closed and what's open for federal employees?

Snippet of Article: "...Federal government buildings in the D.C. area will reopen Wednesday, according to the Office of Personnel Management. Unscheduled leave and telework will be in effect...."

Source: www.federalnewsradio.com