Federal Employee News

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Government "streamlining" their way out of business

Article Title: OPM plans to shake up charity program raise concerns about reduced donations

Snippet of Article: "...a move to electronic-only donations would seem to put CFC at risk of losing a majority of its donors. The proposal worries executives of some charitable organizations, even as they welcome other sections of the plan...."

Source: washingtonpost.com

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Federal offices in DC to open at noon on Monday

Article Title: DC federal offices to open at noon on Monday

Snippet of Article: "...Federal offices in Washington, D.C. will open at 12 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28, due to inclement weather expected in the region. The Office of Personnel Management is asking federal employees to stay off the roads until 10 a.m. ..."

Source: www.federalnewsradio.com

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Federal Employee: Is a furlough in your future?

Article Title: Bracing for furloughs: DoD, others begin detailed sequester planning

Snippet of Article: "...Federal agencies are girding for mass furloughs and other cutbacks as across-the-board budget reductions loom in barely a month. “Hundreds of thousands” of employees face unpaid..."

Source: www.federaltimes.com

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Federal Employee questions on budgetary threats

Article Title: 10 questions and answers on budgetary threats to federal employees

Snippet of Article: "...Federal employees are facing a triple threat of their own: from the government hitting its debt ..."

Source: www.washingtonpost.com

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

2013 Federal Pay Raise Vote Delayed

Article Title: House Vote to Block Federal Workers' Pay Raise Postponed

Snippet of Article: "...The measure, sponsored by Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., would prevent a 0.5 percent pay raise set in April for federal employees, which is estimated to cost about $11 million a year. No new date for floor action on the vote has been set – but it would not occur until next month at the earliest. ..."

Source: www.nationaljournal.com

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Additional Postal closures announced - speeding up the demise of a once great institution

Article Title: USPS Announces Additional Closings/Consolidations

Snippet of Article: "... An additional eighteen, (18), facilities are now on the chopping block for calendar year 2013. The list of facilities is also attached. It is anticipated that these facilities will be impacted mid-year, (although the Postal Service has not announced an exact time frame yet)...."

Source: www.npmhu.org

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Defense prepping for layoffs, furloughs and hiring freezes

Article Title: Military services to freeze hiring, lay off temps, prep for furloughs

Snippet of Article: "...The Defense Department is freezing civilian hiring, laying off temporary workers, considering furloughs for hundreds of thousands of civilian employees, and cutting back on contracts to prepare for the likelihood of severe budget reductions this year...."

Source: www.federaltimes.com

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Congress again holds America hostage to protect the wealthy

Article Title: Fiscal issues put federal workers in crosshairs — again

Snippet of Article: "...If Congress doesn’t raise the nation’s debt ceiling, which limits the amount Sam can borrow to pay his bills, Obama made it clear that federal employees will be among those who suffer...."

Source: www.washingtonpost.com

Sunday, January 13, 2013

More definitive roadmap to become senior level managers

Article Title: OPM better defines leadership development roadmap

Snippet of Article: "...Federal employees aspiring to become senior level managers now have a more definitive roadmap to follow. The Office of Personnel Management just released the Federal Supervisory Training Framework. ..."

Source: www.federalnewsradio.com

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Letter Carriers (NALC) settle contract arbitration

Article Title: Arbitration board issues award: Sets terms of the 2011-2016 National Agreement; ‘NALC achieves its major goals,’ Rolando says

Snippet of Article: "...The three-person board of arbitrators has issued a final and binding award that sets the terms of a four-and-a-half-year collective-bargaining agreement between the National Association of Letter Carriers and the U.S. Postal Service, NALC President Fredric Rolando announced on Jan. 11...."

Source: www.nalc.org NALC, Letter Carriers, National Contract Award, 2013 COLA, NALC COLA,

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Treausury employees get more time in planned relocation

Article Title: 450 Treasury employees get reprieve on planned relocation

Snippet of Article: "...The employees initially had until January 2015 to relocate as part of an effort to consolidate the Treasury Department’s Financial Management Service with the Bureau of Public Debt. The new timeline gives the employees until the end of 2019...."

Source: www.federaltimes.com

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

You just took a big pay cut, no matter how they want you to look at it

Article Title: Obama Already Getting Flak for the Payroll Tax Hike

Snippet of Article: "...Obama described the bill as “preventing a middle-class tax hike” that could have hurt families and sent the country back into a recession; that is true, but it allowed another middle-class tax hike that could have the same effect. He also said that middle-class families “will not see their income taxes go up.” That is false, unless one goes along with the idea — and most of Washington does — that payroll taxes, which are on income and levied by the federal government, are not federal income taxes...."

Source: www.nationalreview.com

2013 Federal employee pay raise shoved over fiscal cliff

Article Title: House votes to freeze congressional, federal worker pay

Snippet of Article: "...The fiscal cliff deal, passed with 89 votes in the Senate, includes language that would block a 0.5 percent cost of living pay increase for lawmakers, reversing parts of an executive order Obama issued last week – because Congress had yet to set the federal government’s pay scale for 2013...."

Source: www.washingtonpost.com 2013 Federal employee pay raise