Federal Employee News

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

U.S. Department of the Treasury temporarily stopping investment into Civil Service Retirement

Article Title: Treasury will temporarily stop investing in retirement to free up money for federal debt, Lew Says

Snippet of Article: "...Stopping investment into the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund and the Postal Service Retiree Health Benefits Fund will free up about another $79 billion...."

Source: www.fiercegovernment.com

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Postal Shooting: Killer believed his mail was being diverted to his estranged wife

Article Title: Complaint outlines alleged plot to kill letter carrier

Snippet of Article: "...With a rifle, extra ammunition and lighter fluid, he hid in a treeline like a sniper to wait for the letter carrier to make her delivery. As she pulled away in her Jeep Cherokee, he shot ..."

Source: www.news.ruralinfo.net

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Postal carrier found in burned vehicle, shot

Article Title: Inspectors continue search for suspect in postal carrier slaying

Snippet of Article: "...Postal inspectors said he is the lead suspect in the investigation into the slaying of 52-year-old Marie Youngblood. She was a U.S. Postal carrier who had been on her rural delivery route in her personal car on Friday in San Jacinto County. Youngblood worked out of the Coldspring branch...."

Source: www.khou.com

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Federal workers keep our country running

Article Title: Federal workers keep the country running

Snippet of Article: "...Our borders are secure because of Homeland Security. Our airways are safe because of the TSA. Planes take off in an orderly fashion because of air-traffic controllers. Farmers have the latest technology to produce our food through the USDA. Health and Human Services makes sure we get the healthcare we need. The FBI protects us from criminals. The Secret Service protects..."

Source: www.miamiherald.com

Monday, May 13, 2013

Is your federal pension accurate?

Article Title: Pension accuracy slips as OPM picks up pace

Snippet of Article: "...The accuracy of the Office of Personnel Management’s calculation of new federal pensions has slipped as it has worked to speed up its retirement processes, the agency’s inspector general is set to testify Thursday...."

Source: www.federaltimes.com

Postal carrier speaks of delivery in crime-infested areas

Article Title: The postman doesn't always ring twice: tales from a ghetto postal worker

Snippet of Article: "...There were blocks I worked on that I dreaded because you’d see dudes smoking weed, prostitution. There could be weapons involved, gangs. Sterling Place, all the way from Utica Avenue to Buffalo Avenue in Crown Heights — bad, bad, bad. It’s the gauntlet. Two of the worst blocks in Brooklyn for a letter carrier — no question...."

Source: www.nypost.com

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Postal Union Food Drive: 21st annual NALC National Food Drive is Saturday, May 11

Article Title: 21st annual NALC National Food Drive is Saturday, May 11

Snippet of Article: "...The 21st annual drive is Saturday, May 11, and more than 1,400 NALC branches in just about every city, state and territory will have letter carriers, family members and thousands of volunteers out and about to help collect, sort and distribute the cans, boxes and jars of non-perishable food items left in bags next to customers’ mailboxes...."

Source: www.nalc.org

Monday, May 6, 2013

Postal Workers fear for safety in crime-infested area

Article Title: Postal workers too scared to deliver mail in crime-ridden Brownsville, Brooklyn

Snippet of Article: "...“The neighborhood is bad,” the worker said outside the Brownsville Station Post Office on Bristol Street. “I wouldn’t want to go into those buildings.”..."

Source: www.nypost.com