Federal Employee News

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Locality Pay Equity Act (H.R. 2450)

Article Title: Legislation Would End Wage Disparity for Hourly Federal Employees

Snippet of Article: "...The Locality Pay Equity Act (H.R. 2450) aims to solve a local labor market boundary issue that has resulted in wage computation disparity between wage scale or hourly employees and general schedule (GS) or salaried employees. ..."

Source: www.fedsmith.com Locality Pay Equity Act (H.R. 2450)

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Proposal would force the firing of any federal employee who refuses to testify before Congress after receiving a grant of immunity

Article Title: Legislation filed to FIRE federal employees who refuse to testify before Congress

Snippet of Article: "...Rep. Mo Brooks wants a law on the books to penalize federal government employees who mislead Congress, or plead the Fifth Amendment after..."

Source: www.dailymail.co.uk

Friday, June 21, 2013

Violent attacks on federal employees working on public lands has escalated

Article Title: Federal Employees Increasingly Under Attack on Public Lands

Snippet of Article: "...Federal employees working in the country’s outdoor areas were victims of more violent attacks in 2012 than in previous years, according to a report by an advocacy group...."

Source: www.govexec.com

Thursday, June 20, 2013

TWA Flight 800 documentary inspires calls for NTSB to reopen investigation

Article Title: NTSB urged to reopen review of TWA Flight 800 crash

Snippet of Article: "...Former investigators from the NTSB, TWA and Air Line Pilots Association suggest in a documentary that missiles caused the plane to explode near Long Island and kill 230 people aboard. The plane was flying from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport to Paris...."

Source: www.usatoday.com NTSB, TWA Flight 800,

Sunday, June 16, 2013

2014 Federal Pay Raise

Article Title: White House again calls for federal employee raise

Snippet of Article: "...“The Administration urges the Congress to provide the proposed 1.0 percent pay increase for Federal civilian employees. As the President stated in his [fiscal year] 2014 Budget, a permanent pay freeze is neither sustainable nor desirable,” the administration said in policy statements on pending bills to fund the Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs departments. ..."

Source: www.washingtonpost.com 2014 Federal Pay Raise

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Postal Service is over-discounting presorted bulk mail

Article Title: PRC: USPS Presort Discount Too Generous

Snippet of Article: "...the USPS is over-discounting for presorted mail—bulk mail organized according to its destination by the mailer prior to handing it over to the USPS. The discount for presorting is supposed to result in lower costs..."

Source: www.dmnews.com USPS Presort Discount

Federal Worker Shortage Coming With Mass Retirement Wave Possible

Article Title: Wave of federal retirees to hit government

Snippet of Article: "...30% of the federal workforce will be eligible to retire in the next three years, according to a Government Accountability Office report. That means the government could be hit by a wave of retirements at a time when it is already dealing with inadequate staffing..."

Source: cnn.com

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

OPM buyouts and early outs

Article Title: OPM to offer buyouts, early outs

Snippet of Article: "...Office of Personnel Management is planning to offer buyouts and early retirements to nearly 300 employees — and some of those buyouts are likely to..."

Source: www.federaltimes.com

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Federal Worker Furlough Notices Sent Out

Article Title: Furlough notices sent to WSMR employees, other federal workers

Snippet of Article: "...Notices to federal government civilian employees and government contractor employees, letting them know they will be placed on mandatory one-day-a-week job furloughs for 11 weeks, began going out Tuesday. The process will continue through June 5...."

Source: www.lcsun-news.com