Federal Employee News

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Tell congress to stop the privatization of the Postal Service - you will be next!

Article Title: House Panel Approves Rep. Issa’s Postal Bill

Snippet of Article: "...“If it is enacted, this bill will lead to the demise of the Postal Service,” said APWU President Cliff Guffey..."

Source: www.apwu.org Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), Postal bills, postal privatization, privatization,

Monday, July 29, 2013

Are sequestration cuts being used to send a political message?

Article Title: Chief of federal workers union says Pentagon using sequestration cuts to 'send a political message'

Snippet of Article: "...it's obvious sequestration cuts are being used to "send a political message" by being as "disruptive as possible." ..."

Source: blog.al.com

Thursday, July 25, 2013

States Rights: Will states need permission from the Feds...

Article Title: Feds want Texas to clear voting-rights changes with them

Snippet of Article: "...Holder said the Obama administration will use a different section of the Voting Rights Act that allows federal authorities to ask a judge to order a state to be put under the preclearance regime. To do so the Justice Department must prove "purposeful" discrimination...."

Source: www.cnn.com States Rights

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Are women owned businesses getting their share of federal contracts?

Article Title: Women-Owned Small Businesses Snubbed by U.S. Energy Department

Snippet of Article: "...The effort hasn’t gone far at the Energy Department, which reserved six of more than 13,000 awards for such companies last year. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has also struggled, setting aside just one. ..."

Source: www.bloomberg.com 8A

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Life Event: Marrying a CSRS retiree

Article Title: Marrying a CSRS retiree

Snippet of Article: "...when he dies? Does the spouse receive any benefit?..."

Source: federaltimes.com

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Impact of furloughs begins

Article Title: Furloughs begin hitting federal workers in the wallet where it hurts; their pain will spread

Snippet of Article: "...Federal furloughs arrived for real this week, and real-world impacts will begin showing up as well. Thousands of federal workers..."

Source: www.pennlive.com

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

OSHA investigates postal worker death

Article Title: OSHA opens investigation into death of Medford postal worker who collapsed in the heat

Snippet of Article: "...A 24-year veteran of the US Postal Service, Baldassarre had complained to his wife about the heat earlier in the day. Baldassarre was a utility carrier working out of the Medford Post Office..."

Source: www.boston.com

Sunday, July 7, 2013

OPM buyouts could further slow federal employee retirement processing

Article Title: OPM pension claims processing plunged again last month

Snippet of Article: "...claims backlog could also be hindered by OPM’s decision in late May to offer buyouts and early retirements to up to almost 300 employees..."

Source: www.federaltimes.com OPM pension claims backlog

Sorry, the dismantling of your postal service must go on

Article Title: Postal Service to La Jolla: Sorry, the dismantling must go on

Snippet of Article: "...came to the same decision that he made regarding the relocation of the Bronx GPO: the objections to the relocation “do not outweigh the financial exigencies facing the Postal Service.”..."

Source: www.savethepostoffice.com