Federal Employee News

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Furloughs: an unequal playing field

Article Title: Painful Furloughs Divide Federal Workers

Snippet of Article: "... not every government worker will feel the pain equally, according to The Washington Post, and some employees won't feel it at all, depending on how the various departments of government implement the automatic cuts that began on March 1...."

Source: www.newsmax.com

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Pentagon has delayed sending furlough notices

Article Title: Pentagon to delay furlough notices by two weeks

Snippet of Article: "...The Pentagon has delayed sending furlough notices to its civilian employees for two weeks while it studies legislation that would give it more flexibility in spending its budget for the rest of the year, according to a memo released Thursday...."

Source: www.usatoday.com furlough notices

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Federal and state agencies investigate 'beached' boat

Article Title: State and federal agencies respond to boat beached at Long Beach

Snippet of Article: "...The multiple agency effort is focused on coordinating any actions that might be necessary to protect public health, safety and the environment, and on working with the Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle to find out if the boat came from Japan and to locate its owner...."

Source: kbkw.com

Monday, March 25, 2013

Marine claims he was 'humiliated' by TSA

Article Title: TSA accused of 'humiliating' Marine in wheelchair

Snippet of Article: "...The controversy took hold after witnesses traveling with Cpl. Toran Gaal, an wounded Marine, contacted Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., to say TSA agents forced Gaal to remove his prosthetic legs and try to walk at the checkpoint. ..."

Source: www.usatoday.com

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Our elected officials have failed us to help the wealthy

Article Title: Obama formally orders 'deeply destructive' sequestration cuts, blames Congress

Snippet of Article: "...congressional Republicans failed to reach a deal to avert automatic reductions that could dampen economic growth and curb military readiness...."

Source: www.chicagotribune.com